Municipal Messenger Monthly/May

May Meetings

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

Mon, May 1: Planning Board, 7 PM

Tues, May 2: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 7 PM

Wed, May 10: Transportation Advisory Committee, 7 PM

Thurs, May 11: Environmental Commission,

7 PM

Thurs, May 11: Parks & Rec Advisory Committee Park Tour, 5:30 PM

Mon, May 15: Planning Board, 7 PM

Wed, May 17: Township Committee,

7 PM (click here) to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)

Thurs, May 18: Rescheduled Open Space Committee, 7 PM

Mon, May 22: Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, 3 PM

Mon, May 22: Board of Adjustment, 7 PM

Thurs, May 25: 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. Click here to view procedures for planning and zoning board meetings.

May Department of

Public Works (DPW) Dates

Fri, May 5: Area 1 Large Item Collection*

Fri, May 12: Area 2 Large Item Collection*

Sat, May 13: Zone 1 Yardwaste Collection, see below for additional information

Fri, May 19: Area 3 Large Item Collection*

Sat, May 20: Zone 2 Yardwaste Collection, see below for additional information

Fri, May 26: Area 4 Large Item Collection*

Mon, May 22-Fri, May 26: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, request pick-up a week in advance, call 973-326-7398 or online request

Mon, May 29: Memorial Day, No Collection Services, please view the collection schedule below

*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

In observance of Memorial Day, May 29, 2023 the Department of Public Works(DPW) will be closed, and no collection services will take place. Below you will find the trash and recycling schedule for the week of May 29-June 2. 

Mon, May 29: No Collection 

Tues, May 30: Monday Trash & Recycling

Wed, June 31: Tuesday Trash & Recycling

Thurs, June 1: Wednesday Trash & Recycling 

Fri, June 2: Thursday Trash & Recycling

Yardwaste Collection

1. Curbside pickup of grass clippings, leaves, plant waste, and light brush takes place on the scheduled Saturday dates listed beginning in April and ending in September. Please review the street listing to find out your zone and scheduled collection dates. 

2. Place in 32 gallon standard garbage cans with lid and handles

3. Grass clippings, leaves, plant waste, and light brush can be mixed together during this period. Light brush should be tied with string in bundles no longer than 4 ft., or placed in 32 gallon standard garbage cans cut to the height of the garbage can. 

4. Fifty(50) pound limit per can or bundle


6. RESIDENTS ONLY (no contractors) may bring grass clipping and light brush to the Department of Public Works located on Jane Way off West Hanover Avenue during business hours, Monday thru Saturday, 6 AM to 1:45 PM. 


May 13; June 10; July 8; Aug 12; Sept 9


May 20; June 17; July 15; Aug 19; Sept 16

MCMUA Household Hazardous Waste 2023 Drop-Off Event Days

Mark your calendars:

Sat, May 20/ 9 AM- 2 PM

Sat, June 17/ 9 AM- 2 PM

Sat, Sept 16/ 9 AM- 2 PM

@ Morris Co. Public Safety Training Academy

Sat, Oct 21/ 9 AM- 2 PM

Pequannock Valley Park

Marvin Rd, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444


Remaining Holidays:

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

2023 Township Committee Office Hours

Do you have questions, concerns, or suggestions you’d like to discuss with Township Committee members? If so, we invite you to join us the first Wed of each month for Office Hours. Mark your calendar:

1st Wed of each month except April,

6:00-7:30 pm at Town Hall, 50 Woodland Ave or by Zoom (click here)

May 1 Property Taxes Due

Property Tax payments may be made by mailonline, or in the drop box located outside the front door & middle entrance of the Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue.

-Notify Me (Main Calendar/ Property Tax & Sewer)

-Payment online using Edmund’s WIPP allows you to make a one-time payment by credit card or checking account ACH payment.

Property Tax Page

June 6 Primary Election Info (polls open 6AM- 8 PM)

-Vote-by-Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

-Early Voting Info


-Township Election Page

Memorial Day Service

Memorial and Veteran's Day Association of Morristown & Morris Twp. will be hosting their annual Memorial Day Service.

When: Monday, May 29, 2023, 10 AM

Where: Twp. of Morris Municipal Building,

50 Woodland Ave & 11 AM Morristown Green Service

2023 Townwide Garage Sale

The Morris Township Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale is returning on May 20 & May 21


Please sign up via Community Pass by May 17th to be listed for free on the Township Website. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (973) 326-7371.

Spring/Summer Recreation Brochure

Spring Adult: line dancing, pickleball, Women's softball, tennis, & yoga

Spring Children: pickleball, tennis instruction (beginner/intermediate), parent & me sports, soccer squirts, sports for squirts, and t-ball.


Lifeguard Training Class 2023

Morris Twp. is offering a Lifeguard Training Course, which includes Instruction in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED & First Aid!

June 12- June 16 (all classes must be attended)

Streeter Pool/ Fee: $350

Register --limited spots, register today!

Addistional Info 

We're Hiring!

Department of Parks & Recreation:

-Seasonal Part-Time Summer Recreation Program (Directors, Leaders, & Specialty Instructors)

-Seasonal Part-Time Swim Pool(lifeguard, pool attendant...)

-Seasonal Part-Time Park Maintenance Workers

Click "Employment" for applicable applications.


Collection Services

Obtain more information on collection services, especially how to properly dispose of items (trash or recycling?)

batteries ; electronics ; hazardous materials ; home medical waste ; large trash items ; large metal items ; leaves, grass, & brush ; tires ; trash ; recycling

Environmental News You Can Use

-Celebrate the Violets in Your Lawn

-Join Us in Pledging to Avoid Invasive Plants

-Environmental Commission Supports Harmonium's "Earthsongs" Concert with Informational Tabletop

-Four Tips for Reducing Food Waste

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