Municipal Messenger Monthly/ January

January Meetings

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda. Meetings are now in-person at the Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue and via Zoom.

Wed, Jan 4: Township Committee Reorganization Meeting, 7 PM

Mon, Jan 9: Planning Board, 7 PM

Tues, Jan 10: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 7 PM

Wed, Jan 11: Transportation Advisory Committee,

7 PM

Thurs, Jan 12: Environmental Commission, 7 PM

Wed, Jan 18: Board of Health, 5 PM

Wed, Jan 18: Township Committee, 7 PM (click here) to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)

Thurs, Jan 19: Open Space Committee, 7 PM

Mon, Jan 23: Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, 3 PM

Mon, Jan 23: Board of Adjustment, 7 PM

Thurs, Jan 26: Historic Preservation, 7 PM

Planning Board & Board of Adjustment only: If you wish to participate by asking questions, supporting, opposing or making comments you must attend the meeting in person. If you wish to listen to the matters being heard, you may log in via zoom. Any member of the public logged in via zoom will not be able to ask questions or comment on the apps.

January Department of

Public Works (DPW) Dates

Mon, Jan 2: New Years Day Observed, No Collection Services, please review the schedule below

Fri, Jan 6: Area 1 Large Item Collection*

Fri, Jan 13: Area 2 Large Item Collection*

Mon, Jan 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Collection Services, please review the Schedule below

Fri, Jan 20: Area 3 Large Item Collection*

Fri, Jan 24: Area 4 Large Item Collection*

Mon, Jan 23-Fri, Jan 27: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, request pick-up a week in advance, call 973-326-7398 or online request

*Call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online (all requests should be made the week or more prior to scheduled Friday pick-up date), link

Christmas Tree Collection: Christmas Trees are picked up each week in January. Please remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations from Christmas Trees prior to placing them at the curb for collection.

In observance of New Year's Day, January 2, the DPW will be closed, and no collection services will take place. Below you will find the trash and recycling schedule for the week of Jan 2- Jan 6.

Mon, Jan 2: No Collection

Tues, Jan 3: Monday Trash & Recycling 

Wed, Jan 4: Tuesday Trash & Recycling

Thurs, Jan 5: Wednesday Trash & Recycling

Fri, Jan 6: Thursday Trash & Recycling

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, the DPW will be closed, and no collection services will take place. Below you will find the trash and recycling schedule for the week of Jan 16-Jan 20.

Mon, Jan 16: No Collection

Tues, Jan 17: Monday Trash & Recycling 

Wed, Jan 18: Tuesday Trash & Recycling

Thurs, Jan 19: Wednesday Trash & Recycling

Fri, Jan 20: Thursday Trash & Recycling

2023 Holiday List


Mon, Jan 2: New Years Day Observed

Mon, Jan 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mon, Feb 20: President's Day

Mon, May 29: Memorial Day

Tues, July 4: Independence Day

Mon, Sept 4: Labor Day

Mon, Oct 9: Columbus Day

Thurs, Nov 23: Thanksgiving Day

Mon, Dec 25: Christmas Day

Lunch & Learn 2023!

Attention Seniors! Mark your calendars-- Lunch and Learn is back in 2023!

Morris Township Health & Recreation Dept. presents:

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle

Jan 30, 2023 / 11 :30 AM

Senior's Meeting Room, 50 Woodland Avenue

Light lunch will be served.

Register by calling 973-326-7371

Township Committee Office Hours

Bring your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions.

Tues, Jan 10, 2022:

-4:30-5:30 PM in-person open session

-5:30-6:00 PM in-person, appointment only (schedule an appointment hereTownship Committee member names will be posted beforehand

-Location: Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue

Free Antigen Test Distribution Program

The federal government has reinstated the free over the counter antigen test distribution program at: or

Each household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.

Winter '23

If there's a fire hydrant near your house, help keep it accessible this winter: Clear a wide enough perimeter around the hydrant for firefighters to work(about 3 ft.) & clear a path from the hydrant to the street.

We ask all residents and contractors to refrain from blowing, plowing, and/or shoveling snow into the street. This is counterproductive to our efforts to clear and salt the streets, and makes it hazardous to motorists and pedestrians.

Winter Storm Information / Snow & Ice Removal Ordinance


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Winter Farmer's Market

The Morris Winter Market returned December '22! Brought to you by Grow It Green Morristown @gigmotown & sponsored by our Environmental Commission.

Sundays at the Convent Train Station parking lot: Dec. 4th - Apr. 30th, 9:30am to 1pm (check social media for closure dates)

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Environmental News You Can Use

-Morris Township Achieves Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certification

-Making the Holiday Season More Sustainable

-Dr. Doug Tallamy Video on How Your Yard Can Become "Nature's Best Hope"

-Prevent the Spread of Asian Jumping Worm

-Native Plant of the Month: Christmas Fern

-2022 Winter Farmers Market Coming Soon

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