Save the date! Pondside Park cleanup 11/11/2017

Save the date! Join us on Saturday, November 11th at Pondside Park to clean up the woods surrounding the pond, fields and road. The cleanup runs from 9am – noon. Gloves and bags and grabbers will be provided. Come when you can (but we would love to know who will be coming and for how long).  Please email

Thank you! from the HP Green Team and Environmental Commission

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BCUA Recycling Event – Sunday October 22: paper shredding, tires, electronics

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Swiftreach message from HP Borough Hall:

“We would like to remind everyone that when it comes to curbside recycling to please not mix recyclable materials in with household garbage. Cardboard, unless soiled, should always be put out with recycling, never with the trash. If you have any large metal type of items for disposal, such as appliances, electronics, old workout equipment, etc, to please contact the Borough DPW for special curbside pickup at 201-768-0944. Also we ask that instead of trashing it, think about donating items that can be used again. Every pound of trash that does not go into the landfill saves the Borough money, and reduces what we have to pay in extra fees.”

Also, Please mark your calendar and join the Environmental Commission and Green Team for a Clean-Up at Pondside Park on November 11, 2017-9am-help keep HP Clean and Green!

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Pollinator Garden

The HP Green Team and Environmental Commission are working on plans for a pollinator garden to be planted in Harrington Park in the spring of 2018. Join us at our next Green Team meeting – Wednesday, November 1st at 7:30pm and/or email if this is something you might be interested in helping with.

You may wish to promote pollinator awareness with these beautiful stamps, currently available at the HP Post Office!

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Hazardous waste collection dates – two remaining in 2017 **OCTOBER 15th and NOVEMBER 18th**

There are two remaining hazardous waste collection dates in 2017: Sunday, October 15th and Saturday, November 18th.

The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) is responsible for wastewater treatment for forty-seven Bergen County municipalities and solid waste management services for all seventy Bergen County municipalities.

The BCUA’s solid waste programs such as the household hazardous waste collection, electronic recycling, and school education programs have benefited the environment of Bergen County by reducing the amount of hazardous waste and electronics entering the waste stream and educating thousands of children of the benefits of recycling and source reduction.

Information from the BCUA website –

This is a link for a pdf with more information and directions to the collection sites:

The photo is of the information board at the recycling center

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local


As part of our commitment to Sustainable New Jersey’s buy local program, the Harrington Park Green Team encourages our residents to purchase their produce from local farm stands and farmer’s markets. Here is a list where you can find them.

Farm Stands

Old Hook Farms  *  Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:00 – 6:00 and Sundays 9:00 – 4:00

650 Old Hook Rd., Emerson   (201-265-4835)

Old Schraalenburgh Farm   *  Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 – 5:00

this is the Abram Demaree Homestead, 40 Old Hook Rd., Closter (201-289-3627)

Metropolitan Farms  * Free Range Eggs Daily 9:00 – 6:00

119 Hickory Lane, Closter (201-767-0244)

D’Amico Farm Stand   *  Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 6:30 & Sunday 8:30 – 6:00

460 Demarest Ave., Closter  (201-767-1009)  in season

Stokes Farm   *   Daily 9:00 – 6:00 (April – June) and Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 – 6:00 (July – Nov)

23 DeWolf Rd., Old Tappan  (201-768-3931)

Demarest Farms   *  Daily 8:00 – 6:30

244 Weirimus Rd., Hillsdale (201-666-0472)

Sunden’s Stone Points Farm  *  Summer: Thursday- Sunday 10:00- 5:00 Fall: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 5:00   (Call or check sign)

1004 Westwood Ave., Old Tappan  (201-263-0557)                                                         

Farmer’s Markets

River Vale Farmer’s Market  * Thursday 12:00-6:00 (through last week of Oct), located at River Vale Town Hall,  406 River Vale Rd., River Vale

Westwood Farmer’s Market  *  Saturday 9:00 – 2:00 June – October, located at HUMC Pascack Valley, Old Hook Rd, Westwood

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Town Day 2017

A huge thank you to the HP Recreation Commission for organizing and running another successful and fun Town Day! The weather cooperated and there was a really good turnout of HP and neighboring residents of all ages. 

The HP Environmental Commission and Green Team table had plenty of visitors– we enjoyed meeting everyone! – and thank you to the people who supported us by buying lemonade and cookies.

The Green Team is a volunteer group of citizens whose goal is to preserve our town’s natural resources and the quality of life for the citizens of Harrington Park now, and in the future. We are an advisory group to the Environmental Commission  and we meet monthly to discuss and act on local environmental issues. Interested?- Please email us at Our next meeting is on Wed Oct 4th at 7:30pm.

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