The City of Summit has an active "green" community and many resources to offer. The City has proudly achieved Silver certification by Sustainable Jersey™ and continues to improve its sustainable practices.
Summit Environmental Commission - Advises the City of Summit on sustainability, including the preservation and enhancement of the quality of Summit's environment and natural resources, as well as the health, well-being and quality of life of its residents and businesses. Join the EC's open Facebook group.
Summit Recycling Advisory Committee - Assists the City with its municipal recycling efforts to reach the goal of reducing the waste stream by 50%. Visit their page for information on recycling and composting in Summit, and follow their Facebook page for more. See the latest Summit recycling flyer here.
Shade Tree Advisory Committee - Assists the City of Summit with its tree management program. Their page also has resources with recommendations of trees to plant in Summit, and tree maintenance and preservation.
Summit Transfer Station - The disposal facility for the City of Summit and a local institution. At the Transfer Station, in addition to what you can recycle curbside, you can also recycle large pieces of Styrofoam, fluorescent and CFL bulbs, electronics, batteries (some kinds), untreated wood, motor oil and more.. There is also a Book Barn, where residents can leave books and take what they want for free. Visit their page to learn more about what waste is permitted and not.
Summit Free Market - This student-run volunteer organization allows Summit residents to post unwanted goods or search for desired items online, and hosts a live Free Market at the Summit Transfer Station two weekends each spring and fall. All items are free and support the reduction of waste, and encourage a second life for unwanted items.
Summit Green Star Program for Businesses - Summit businesses are encouraged to apply for the Green Star Program to signal to shoppers their commitment to sustainability in Summit. Shoppers can tell Green Star businesses by the window cling at their entrance.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum - The Arboretum engages and educates its visitors so they become better stewards of the environment and nature.
Summit Farmers Market - Shop for locally grown and produced foods at the Farmers Market. The Winter Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays 9am-12pm from January 13 - March 31, 2018, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue.
Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden - Summit residents can apply for a plot at the local community garden. The Garden supports healthy communities and organic gardening. Plus, this site has great resources on planning your own organic vegetable garden.