Sustainable Jersey Certification

The Town of Secaucus was first Sustainable Jersey certified in 2013, and most recently re-certified on December 10, 2021 with 425 points. The following are the Sustainable Jersey “actions” that the Town of Secaucus met in order to become a Silver Certified Community:

Sustainable Jersey Actions

Animals in the Community

  • Companion Animal Management Pledge

Brownfields

  • Brownfields Inventory & Prioritization

Community Partnership & Outreach

  • Create Green Team
  • Community Education and Outreach
  • Hold a Green Fair

Energy

  • Energy Efficiency for Municipal Facilities
  • Energy Tracking and Management
  • Municipal On-Site Solar System
  • Purchase Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Food

  • Community Gardens
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local Programs

Health & Wellness

  • Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Public Places

Innovative Projects

  • Innovative Community Project 1: Pollinator Program
  • Innovative Community Project 2: Rain Garden Retrofit Project
  • Innovative Community Project 3: Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Local Economies

  • Green Business Recognition Program

Natural Resources

  • Open Space Plans
  • Tree Protection Ordinance
  • Community Forestry Management Plan and NJUCF Accreditation
  • Tree Maintenance Programs
  • Tree Planting Programs

Operations & Maintenance

  • Recycled Paper

Public Information & Engagement

  • Digitizing Public Information

Waste Management

  • Prescription Drug Safety and Disposal
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction Education and Compliance
  • Community Paper Shredding Day
  • Food Waste
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Non-Mandated Materials Recycling
  • Recycling Depot
  • Materials Reuse Program
  • Reusable Bag Education Program