Environmental Commission Members
Mary Ellen Murphy, Councilwoman
Yesenia Frias, Planning Board Representative
Mayor appoints 7 members (including 1 from Planning Board) all must be residents of Bogota (except for a technical advisor who needn't be a Bogota resident); commission can have any number of associate members – all 3 year appointments, including associates
The Borough of Bogota is committed to purchasing products and services which create a sustainable community.
Our Green Purchasing Policy can be found here.
The Environmental Commission has the responsibility to study and make recommendations for open space preservation, trails, water resource management, storm water regulations, pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, landmark trees and tree preservation, environmental appearance, soil, landscapes, flora and fauna and review applications which impact the aforementioned. While the Recreation Commission oversees active parks such as ball fields and tennis courts and the Shade Tree Commission oversees street trees, the Environmental Commission oversees all passive parks in the Borough, and other properties throughout the Borough.
The Environmental Commission shall also conduct research and coordinate activities pertaining to the use and potential use of open land areas, include recommendations for acquisitions of open space. The Environmental Commission is also charged with teaching the community to respect our trees and open spaces and to encourage residents and the local government to make responsible environmental decisions. This can be accomplished through community outreach, meetings and events, and the distribution of printed and digital materials, such as CDs, DVDs, books, maps, charts, and pamphlets which it deems necessary to further its mission.
November 2023 - The Bogota Green Team was awarded Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey. The Borough received 205 points for its sustainable environmental practices. This is the Borough's third certification in this category.
Schedule a Free Appliance Recycling Pickup Today
Do you have an old, working refrigerator or freezer in your home? PSE&G is now offering increased rebates of $100 for each refrigerator or freezer you recycle! Our Appliance Recycling Program offers free, convenient pickup and haul-away of up to two working refrigerators or freezers per household. You can also recycle up to two working room air conditioners or dehumidifiers per household during the same pick-up appointment. You must be a current PSE&G customer receiving residential electric service to participate. Schedule a free appliance recycling pickup by calling 1-888-484-8313 or visit pseg.com/Recycling.
When PSE&G recycles your qualifying appliances, you get:
• FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: PSE&G is now offering increased rebates of $100 for each working refrigerator or freezer—plus an additional $35 rebate for each working room air conditioner or dehumidifier during the same pick-up appointment. Offer good now through June 30, 2022.*
• Free pickup and haul-away
• Environmentally responsible recycling
• Up to $150 in annual energy savings†
*Rebates subject to change without prior notice. Standard rebate amount is $50; $100 Limited-Time Offer. To qualify, customers must schedule a pickup between April 1, 2022 and June 17, 2022, and have the pickup occur on or before June 30, 2022.