The Mendham Township Environmental Commission provides support and drives projects for Mendham Township and the Mendham Township Committee, on environmental matters of community impact, sustainability and information sharing. Main areas of work include open space, trails and maintenance, building and planning impact assessment, water quality and management, waste and recycling, advisory and educational information on local flora and fauna, and other issues to promote the sustainability of our local environment.

2021 Meeting Schedule

TAKE NOTICE that the Environmental Commission of the Township of Mendham will be hosting its monthly meeting for the public on the third Monday of every month starting at 7:00PM except in July and August.

Please refer to the the agenda and minutes page for the comission meeting dates.

Martin Slayne, Chair 12/31/2022
Richard Smith 12/31/2023
Mary Calabro     12/31/2021
Janet DeMeo 12/31/2023
John Mallon  12/31/2023
Susan Schmerler 12/31/2021
Morse Wilkenfeld    12/31/2023
Kylie Bailin, Alternate  12/31/2021    
Heather Tokarz, Alternate  12/31/2022
Matthew Borinshteyn   
Ethan Posner  


Link to: The Environmental Commission Annual Report for 2020 & Goals for 2021 


Green Homes Today! Energy Efficiency & Sustainability for Mendham Township NJ Residents

Please join us on Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 pm for the Green Homes Today! webinar.  Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint, save energy, money and the environment while learning how to make your home cleaner, healthier and more comfortable at the same time!

NJ’s Clean Energy Program experts will share tips and tricks on becoming more energy efficient and creating a healthy home.  We’ll have a speaker from the Barnegat Bay Partnership teach residents on how to landscape for a healthier yard as well as a speaker from Rutgers Cooperative Extension, who will talk about the backyard composting recycling process.

Pre-Registration for the Zoom link is required.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


June 5, 2021, Styrofoam EPS Recycling Day

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, The Mendham Township Environmental Commission and Mendham Borough ECOSST Commission will host a Styrofoam EPS Recycling Day at Mendham Township Public Works, 40 Mount Pleasant Road, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Clean-up Along Tempe Wick Road and Buck Hill Natural Area - A Success!

The Environmental Commission organized a clean-up along Tempe Wick Road and at the Buck Hill Natural Area. Volunteers filled 17 trash bags; 14 recyclable bags; and even found a discarded hockey net! It was part of the annual Raritan Headwaters Association's 31st Annual Stream Cleanup at 70 sites along the watershed.



Did you miss the Mendham Township Environmental Commission’s webinar on Gardening with Native Plants? You can view it now on Mendham TV

View the recording and learn how to support biodiversity and bring butterflies and birds to your yard by planting native bushes and flowers. Deb Ellis, the founder and co-leader of the Essex County chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey & a Master Gardener, led the workshop, which is perfect for beginner or experienced gardeners who want to support pollinators. You will learn about invasive species and how to replace them with easy-care and beautiful natives. 

Gardening with Native Plants Webinar


Thursday, February 11, Recycling 101: Lunch and Learn Webinar

Residents are invited to join a Lunch and Learn Recycling Webinar with representatives of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) on Thursday, February 11, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Gain a better understanding of what items are acceptable for recycling; and the right way to place them out to ensure pick up. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, following a 30-minute presentation by the MUA. 

Please register for this program to receive the Zoom link by sending an email to


Mendham Township Environmenal Commission 1st Annual Fall Photography Competition

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs. We had a wonderful response. Many great shots. So many talented photographers in our community! For a listing of winners and prizes given, please view the links below.

Winners - Grades 1 Through 8

Winners - Grades 9 Through 12

Winners - Adults and Listing of Prizes for All

January 9, 2021, Styrofoam Recycling Event

On Saturday, January 9, 2021, Mendham Borough and Mendham Township Environmental Commissions will host a Styrofoam Recycling Day at Mendham Borough Public Works, 37 Ironia Road, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.    

November, 2020: 1st Annual Fall Photography Competition

The Mendham Township Environmental Commission presents its 1st Annual Fall Photography Competition.  Submit your photographs taken in our beautiful Garden State.

Entrants must be students at a Mendham school or a resident of Mendham. Submit entries by email to Deadline: NOVEMBER 30. Winners will each receive a certificate and prize. Awards will be made at the Mendham Township Library. 

For more information on requirements and full details on contest themes and categories, please review the pages included with this note.

 January 2020

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Mendham Borough and Township Environmental Commissions hosted a Styrofoam Recycling Day.  The event was a huge success! A 20-yard dumpster was filled to the top with material that was taken to Foam Pack Industries in Springfield, NJ.  Foam Pack Industries reuses the material, saving it from ending up in a landfill.  Two future Styrofoam Recycling dates have been set: Saturday, June 27, 2020 and Saturday, January 9, 2021.  Both events will be held at the Borough's Public Works Garage from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.




For information on the Emerald Ash Borer and its effect on the Ash Trees  in our area Click Here