Protecting the Environment, Too
NJM has a history of working to help improve the communities in which we are privileged to serve. As part of that commitment, we support sustainability efforts that help to reduce our environmental footprint. Here are just some of the ways we are working towards achieving this goal.
Our Recycling Stats
In 2017, NJM recycled:
- 2,260 pounds of batteries
- 373 tons of paper, cardboard and aluminum
- 2,228 toner cartridges
- 12.8 tons of scrap metal
- 55,000 sq ft of carpet was recycled and replaced with a product made of 100% recycled content
We use certified methods for electronic waste disposal, fluorescent lamps and regulated hazardous waste.
NJM's "green" initiatives are on display daily in our Hammonton office. It was built with sustainable building features that contribute to greater energy efficiency, enhanced indoor environmental quality, reduced waste, and minimized impact on the natural surroundings. The facility was even designed to collect rainwater from roof drains for irrigation.
LEED Silver Certification
When you're internationally recognized for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), as we were for the construction of our Hammonton campus, you know you're making a difference.
NJM preserved nearly two acres of wetlands in 2005 near Gold Run Creek, adjacent to our West Trenton office, for the growth of indigenous plants, vegetation, and a wildlife sanctuary.
WFH and NJ Transit
NJM provides daily shuttles to and from the regional rail station for our West Trenton employees. We also offer work-from-home opportunities.
More than 71,000 NJM customers chose to receive their bills and make their payments securely online in 2017. Sign up for paperless billing.
Corporate Giving Supports Environmental Efforts
Our corporate giving efforts have included donations to numerous environmentally friendly organizations including:
- D&R Greenway Land Trust
- Hackensack Riverkeeper
- It's a Sign of the Pines
- Jersey Shore Partnership
- New Jersey Audubon Society
- New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership
- New Jersey Tree Foundation
- NJ SEED
- Sustainable Jersey
- Washington Crossing Park Association