Sustainable Verona

Sustainable Verona Chair

Steven J. Neale, Township of Verona

Contact Steven J. Neale

Location: Verona Town Hall, 600 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Contact: (973) 239-4921

Contact Us

2020 Meeting Info:

  • 2020 Meeting Dates - Sustainable Verona meets the first Wednesday of every month except July & August at 7pm in the Verona Community Center Conference Room, 880 Bloomfield Ave.



Upcoming Events:

Recent News/Updates:

Master Gardeners of Essex County Online Help: In order to continue our Helpline Services in the middle of the ongoing Covid19 crisis, the Master Gardeners of Essex County have scheduled On Line Helpline Sessions every other Saturday starting June 13 at 10am. These sessions are to answer your landscape and gardening questions. Upcoming sessions

SEA R-GEA Program Update: Contract Price Adjustment - March 2020

SEA Energy Aggregation Enrollment Letter From PSEG

Recycling Updates & Helpful Infographics

Township of Verona Environmental Resource Inventory Update

Recycling in NJ can be confusing. This video can help you become an expert:

Verona is happy to be a part of this aggressive effort to provide cleaner energy for all our residents! Video by CivicStory taken at Sustainable Jersey's NJ Mayors Climate Summit.

NJ Municipalities Team Up On Clean Energy:

Field Goods: Sustainable Year-Round Local Produce Delivery

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Sustainable Jersey Certified Community

Verona has been a Sustainable Jersey certified community at the Bronze Level twice and is currently working towards Silver Level Certification as well as working on Gold Standard Actions in 2020.  Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world.

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Verona had to complete a balance of the rigorous program’s sustainability actions. Sustainable Jersey is a voluntary program that requires no fee for the certification.

To get involved with Verona’s green team and sustainability initiatives, contact Steven Neale, . To participate in Sustainable Jersey free workshops and events held across the state, visit


  • Identifies actions that municipalities can implement to become certified
  • Provides clear guidance and tools to enable communities to make progress on each action
  • Provides access to grants and identifies funding opportunities for municipalities to make progress toward the actions
  • Encompasses the three equal, interrelated components of sustainability:

Prosperity: Support local economies and use community resources

Planet: Practice responsible environmental management and conservation

People: Contribute to a strong civil society that provides opportunity for all

Local government participation is strictly voluntary and never mandated. Sustainable Jersey is New Jersey based and consensus driven. Certification actions are developed through an ongoing process of discussion and research that includes the participation of over 150 New Jersey leaders, experts, and organizations including state agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and business leaders.

Sustainable Verona Members:

Sustainable Verona meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Conference Room at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave.

  • Steven Neale - Chairperson - Township of Verona - 6/30/2021
  • William Battersby - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Ina Denburg - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Johnathon Hayter - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Kelly Drury - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Marie-Agnes Michellod - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Laura Rainer- Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Sandra Williams - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Danielle Zink - Public Member - 6/30/2021
  • Frank Ceccacci - Environmental Commission Member - 6/30/2021
  • Bob Prout - Shade Tree Commission Member - 6/30/2021
  • Chuck Molinaro - Township of Verona - 6/30/2021
  • Thomas Jacobsen - Township of Verona - 6/30/2021
  • Kevin Ryan - Council Representative - Council Member - 6/30/2021

Verona Joins Remyndr!

  • Remyndr is the most convenient way to communicate curbside collection schedules to Verona residents. Notifications tell you the pickup type, what to include and what to avoid. If things change (like a snow storm), everyone will be alerted, or just those on the affected route.
  • This results in a cleaner recycling stream, reduced waste stream and fewer items sitting on streets or blowing around our neighborhoods.
  • For residents, it is free, takes seconds to sign up and means no missed pickups.
    Simply download the free app, enter your address and you will instantly see the calendar of pickups at your home. Nothing more you need to do except sit back, relax and wait for your notifications.

Recent News:

**Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Essex County**

Recent Tips :

Resources :

Safe Routes to School:

Check out our Safe Routes to School & Beyond Interactive Map for a list of intersections with crossing guards, outdoor recreation areas, municipal buildings & more!

Green & Eco-Friendly Living:

Waste Reduction Information:

Local Organizations:

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Educational Materials:

Medicine Disposal Information:

Verona Launches Medicine Drop-Box

With the installation of a prescription drop box at the Police Station, Verona is now one of the many communities in Essex County to provide citizens with a safe and easy way to dispose of expired or unused medicines.  The box was provided to the Township by ADAPT (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team) of Essex County through a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Read the full article here...

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