Green Efforts, Policies, and Activities
Recycling Office Paper, Aluminum Cans and Bottles
The City of Bridgeton has placed recycling bins around Government Center, the Public Works Garage, and the Community Center to help reduce the amount of waste and material that is sent to landfills.
Use of Recycled Paper / Envelopes Where Cost Effective
The City of Bridgeton has increased the use of recycled paper products. Paper made from recycled paper requires 40% less energy than making paper from non-recycled material. (citation)
Lights-Out Policy at Night / on Weekends
Nonessential lights are turned off during night and weekend hours to conserve electricity. When not in use, certain lights are turned off during normal operating hours.
Nonessential Computers Off at Night / on Weekends
All nonessential computers are shut down at the end of each day and during weekends.
LED Traffic Lights to Replace Incandescent Lights on City-Maintained Signals
LED traffic lights are brighter, last longer, and use less energy.
Automatic Light Switches Where Appropriate
Certain rooms are equipped with motion sensors which will activate the lights automatically. After a brief period of no motion in the room, the lights automatically switch off.
Low-Energy Light Bulb Conversion
Replacing incandescent light bulbs with low-energy bulbs greatly reduces the overall energy consumption of city facilities.
Outdoor Dark-Sky Compliant Light Fixtures Where Appropriate
The use of dark-sky compliant lighting helps reduce light pollution, as well as the effects of unnatural lighting on the environment.
The use of low-flow toilets helps to reduce excess water consumption.
Green Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products Where Appropriate
In order to reduce the negative impact of industrial cleaners on the environment, the City of Bridgeton has switched to the use of bio-friendly cleaning products when possible.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
The City of Bridgeton currently has three compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, and is in the process of determining efficiency, maintenance requirements, reliability, and overall cost requirements for the usage of CNG for additional city vehicles where appropriate.