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Recycling Education Campaign: No Plastic Bags

Middletown Township Launches Recycling Education Campaign

Middletown is launching a Recycling Education Campaign that will take place through Earth Day (April 22nd). The purpose of the campaign is to help residents understand what can and cannot be recycled and how to do so properly in our single stream recycling system.

 
When a town does not recycle properly, it increases the cost of garbage and recycling collection, which will directly impact taxpayers. “Plastic bags are a tremendous problem in our recycling stream,” stated Mayor Tony Perry. “If we don’t address the issue now it will not only prove detrimental to the environment but also drive up the cost of waste removal significantly in the future.” To learn more about plastic bags and how they can affect taxes, visit www.middletownnj.org/plasticbags.
 
The driving force of this campaign is to correct how we recycle as a whole in Middletown and to teach residents about the importance of keeping recyclables loose in the cart and not placing them in plastic garbage or grocery bags. “In Middletown, plastic bags are responsible for over 70% of the contamination of our single stream recycling,” explained Department of Public Works Director (DPW) Ted Maloney. “Although they have a recycling label, they cannot be processed in single stream recycling and must be dealt with separately.” 

Click HERE for more information. 

PLEASE  DO NOT PUT YOUR RECYCLABLES
IN PLASTIC BAGS

Township Committee and BOE Cost-Saving Initiatives

Middletown Township Committee Introduces Cost-Saving Initiatives for Board of Education


Earlier this week, the Middletown Township Committee introduced cost-saving measures for the Middletown Board of Education through policy changes that will result in approximately $40,000 of savings.

An ordinance was introduced at the March 18, 2019 Township Committee meeting to reduce the administrative costs for policing at sporting events and extra-curricular activities taking place at the 17 public schools across town. While this policy change will reduce the administrative costs for the Board of Education, it will not impact the level of security that residents are accustomed to at various events.

“Thanks to the joint efforts of the Township Committee and the Board of Education, we are able to provide savings to the Board of Education while preventing any budget shortfalls to the Township,” said Mayor Tony Perry.

Click HERE to read the press release. 

Easy Access to Public Notices 


The Township Clerk's Office  has created a section on its landing page where residents can easily find new Ordinance Notices announcing when the public hearings will be.

Click 
HERE
 to view Current Public Notices. 

Town Hall

Middletown High School South Athletes Recognized at March 18th Township Committee Meeting

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH  GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM
The Middletown Township Committee had the pleasure of recognizing the Middletown High School South Girls Varsity Basketball Team and State High Jump Champion Mark Anselmi of Middletown High School South for their outstanding athletic achievements this season. The Middletown South Girls Varsity Basketball Team, pictured above with Mayor Perry, their coaches and managers, recently won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV State Championships.  

Mark Anselmi earned the NJSIAA Meet of Champions state title. He also jumped at the New Balance National Championship in New York City where he jumped 6'9" to improve his NJ #1 height (6'8") and is an All-American High Jumper, the designation for the top 6 in a National Competition.

Congratulations to all and thank you for representing Middletown so well! 
State High Jump Champion Mark Anselmi of Middletown High School South
Pictured from left: All-American High Jumper Mark Anselmi, Mayor Tony Perry and Coach Nicholas Wright of Middletown High School South.  

Middletown Hosts Mobile Town Hall Event at VFW 2179

Mobile Town Hall - VFW
Mobile Town Hall - VFW
Mobile Town Hall - VFW

Township officials hosted another Mobile Town Hall event at VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth on Thursday, March 21st. Residents had the opportunity to meet with members of the Township Committee, Department Heads and staff in an informal setting. Our final event will be hosted at Fairview First Aid Squad (17 Kanes Lane) on Thursday, 3/28 from 6-8 PM.
All residents are welcome!

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Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteers Needed!


The MTPD and 180 Turning Lives Around are currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Please contact Sgt. Kevin Gardiner at 732 615-2075 to obtain an application or for additional information. Click HERE for more information. 

Upcoming Events


Middletown Recreation Summer Camp

Register Now for Middletown Recreation's
Summer Camp! 


The Department of Recreation is pleased to announce its annual Summer Recreation Program. This year they have added a few options to better meet the needs of our Middletown families, including a trip-based camp for older campers. Sign up for one week or sign up for them all! Camps start the week of July 1st and are designed for children age 3 through grade 9. Programs are based upon the child’s grade in which they are entering Fall 2019.
 
Both residents and non-residents can register via the 
Community Pass website. In-person registration will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road.  

MAC Sassy Mamas

The Middletown Arts Center presents: Sassy Mamas!
March 22-24, Tickets: $20
at the Middletown Arts Center
(36 Church Street)


Don't miss the NJ Premiere of Sassy Mamas, the story of three feisty friends who decide to flip the script and date MUCH younger men! Click HERE to learn more. 

Please Consider Donating Goods for Easter Baskets to Those in Need 

Easter Basket Donations

The Middletown Health Department and the Optical Academy are Offering Free Eye Exams and Eye Wear to Residents Without Vision Insurance Thursday, 4/4

Middletown Community Affairs Council to Hold Youth Job Fair Wed., 4/10 at Middletown North 

Middletown Youth Job Fair

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