An estimated 30,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected to be properly recycled at a free E-Waste Collection Event to mark Earth Day in the Ironbound District. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. at Peter Francisco Park, made it convenient and easy for local businesses and residents to recycle electronics like old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste.
“We are pleased that our partnership has had an important impact in our district and beyond, with many truckloads of e-waste coming from downtown Newark and other parts of the city,” said Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “Many people realize it is important to remove electronic products from the waste stream but don’t know how or where to dispose of them properly. That’s why this service is so important to the Ironbound and the City of Newark.”Read more ...
The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) will host a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the street cleaning schedule in the Ironbound District on Tuesday, May 4th, 6:00 p.m. at the Prospect Street Fire House, 55 Prospect Street (first floor).
The change being proposed is to move street cleaning hours from afternoons between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. to mornings between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon.Read more ...
The bleaching effects of the sun, plus wind, rain, and snow, take a big toll on the colorful banners along Ferry Street that help define the Ironbound District. A cooperative effort between the City of Newark and the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has replaced 110 banners in total that are once again welcoming locals and visitors to the Ironbound. The IBID provided the design, while the cost of producing the new banners was paid by the City of Newark’s Division of Traffic and Signals.
“We are proud to partner with the IBID in making Ferry Street a safer and more attractive corridor for pedestrians and motorists,” stated Jack M. Nata, Manager,
Division of Traffic and Signals, City of Newark.
Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director, noted that the banners do more than add color to the local streetscape. “The banners inform people that the district is being managed in a professional way, along with the streetscape planters, extra garbage cans and supplemental clean up services the IBID provides,” he continued. “At a time when our community is attracting increasing numbers of visitors for the district’s renowned dining, shopping and services, as well as new businesses and residents, it is important that we demonstrate our commitment to keeping the Ironbound a clean, attractive and welcoming destination.”
For more information about programs and services provided by the Ironbound Business Improvement District, visit goironbound.com. You can also follow news from the Ironbound District through social media at Facebook.com/goironbound