MUNICIPAL MESSENGER MONTHLY / January
JANUARY MEETINGS
All meeting are held at the Municipal Building,
50 Woodland Avenue unless otherwise noted.

Tues, Jan 7th: Senior Club Meeting,
Newbridge Church, 1 PM- 3:30 PM
Tues, Jan 7th : Township Committee Organization Meeting, 7:00 PM
Wed, Jan 8th: Transportation Advisory Committee(TAC) Meeting, 7 PM
Thurs, Jan 9th: Environmental Commission Meeting,
7:00 PM
Mon, Jan 13th: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 6:00 PM
Mon, Jan 13th: Planning Board Meeting, 7:30 PM
Wed, Jan 15th: Board of Health Meeting, 5:00 PM
Wed, Jan 15th: Township Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM
Thurs, Jan 16th: Open Space Meeting, 7:00 PM
Mon, Jan 27th: Board of Adjustment Meeting, 7:30 PM
Tues, Jan 28th: Historic Preservation Meeting, 7:30 PM

* Dates and times are subject to change, please check the website's calendar, www.morristwp.com.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS DATES:

Wed, Jan 1st: New Years Day, No Collection Services
Thurs, Jan 2nd: Wednesday Trash and
Wednesday & Thursday Recycling Collection
Fri, Jan 3rd: Thursday Trash & Friday Recycling
Mon, Jan 6th: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Wed, Jan 8th: Large Item Collection , call the DPW,
973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online,  link
Thurs, Jan 9th: Large Item Collection , call the DPW,
973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online,  link
Mon, Jan 13th: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Mon, Jan 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Collection Services
Tues, Jan 21st: Monday Trash & Recycling Collection
Wed, Jan 22nd: Tuesday Trash & Recycling Collection
Thurs, Jan 23rd: Wednesday Trash & Recycling Collection
Fri, Jan 24th: Thursday Trash & Recycling Collection
Mon, Jan 21st- Fri, Jan 24th: Large Metal and Appliance Collection , call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a
pick-up online, link
Mon, Jan 27th: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
NEW GUIDELINES ON PLASTIC RECYCLING:
The Township of Morris is announcing an important change in its plastic container recycling rules for its curbside recycling program. Only plastic containers coded
1,2,& 5 are acceptable.
Coded #1 (PET, Poly EthyleneTerephthalate) examples include water, soda and salad dressing bottles, microwavable food trays, and peanut butter container.
Coded #2 (HDPE, High Density Polyethylene) examples include milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and butter and yogurt tubs.
Coded #5 (PP, Polypropylene) examples include ketchup and syrup bottles, and some yogurt containers.
2020 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
DROP-OFF EVENTS:
Saturday, May 16th / 9 AM- 2 PM
Morris Co. Public Safety Training Academy
500 W. Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054

Saturday, June 13th / 9 AM- 2 PM
County College of Morris (Parking Lot #1)
214A Center Grove Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869

Saturday, September 12th / 9 AM- 2 PM
Morris Co. Public Safety Training Academy
500 W. Hanover Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054

Saturday, Oct 10th / 9 AM- 2 PM
Chatham High School
255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928
2020 Trash & Recycling Services
In 2020 our Automated “Single Stream” Recycling Collection Program will move to a four day per week recycling collection service. Having obtained a third collection vehicle affords us the ability to increase recycling collection stops each day, resulting in fewer days required to collect recycling. Beginning January 6, 2020, our DPW will collect recycling on a four day per week basis, Monday thru Thursday. Some of our residents will continue to have recycling collection on the same day as in previous years, however, most residents will have trash and recycling collection on the same day. Please click here to find out your street's trash and recycling collection schedule.

There will be no trash and recycling collection on holidays; please refer to the holiday list below or refer to the 2020 Municipal Calendar that is mailed out annually in the beginning of the new year. Trash and recycling collection that falls on a holiday will be collected the following day. Each subsequent collection day will be pushed to the following day for the work week. For example, Martin Luther King’s birthday is observed on Monday, January 20, 2020. Monday’s trash and recycling have been rescheduled to Tuesday, and Tuesday’s to Wednesday, and so forth for the remainder of the week.

In the event of inclement weather, such as snow, ice storms, and hurricanes, the same schedule used for a Holiday will apply. If trash and/ or recycling services are suspended due to weather, your trash and/ or recycling collection will be the next day, i.e., a snow storm forces us to suspend trash collection on a Monday; Monday’s trash and recycling will be collected on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s to Wednesday, and so forth for the remainder of the week.
Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees will be picked- up curbside on the following Mondays: 1/6, 1/13, & 1/27

Please remove all tinsel, lights and decorations from Christmas trees prior to collection.
Municipal Offices Closed on the Following Days:
Wednesday, Jan 1st: New Years Day
Monday, Jan 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Theodore Largman Community Garden at Vallevue Preserve
OUR ORGANIC COMMUNITY GARDEN

New gardeners registration starts January 2, 2020.
First come first served. Click here to view the handbook and additional information.
Convent Station Metered Parking:
UNABLE TO PAY THE METER BECAUSE YOU ARE LATE FOR THE TRAIN?
Just remember your spot # (take a picture) and
pay-by-phone using mPay2Park

Smart911

Create a safety profile at www.smart911.com that includes any information you want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. Through the Smart911 program, emergency response agencies can be aware of many details they would not have known; Home details, medical issues, location of utility shut-offs, pets, emergency contacts, etc.

The service is FREE and your information is only
accessible to a 9-1-1 call taker when you call
9-1-1. It is completely secure and ready for you to use!
Nixle

Morris Township Police, Fire, and OEM will keep you up-to-date with relevant information by text and/or email. Nixle includes emergency alert (to ensure your safety), advisories (non emergency, but need to know information), localized traffic information, and occasionally community news.
Register at www.nixle.com to personalize your location and your preferences, making the free service fit your needs.

Or, if you prefer easy registration, text your zip code to 888777 to receive local alerts through SMS!
NJ Register Ready

Sign up for Register Ready-NJ Special Needs Registry for
Disasters. This allows residents with disabilities or access and functional needs as well as their families, friends, caregivers, and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The information collected is confidential, will be held securely, and will only be used for emergency response and planning.
Health Corner
TOWNSHIP OF MORRIS HEALTH DEPT.

The New Year is a great time to set some new health goals. Here are some tips to keep moving towards your goals of a healthier you. 

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Winter Recreation Programs
 • Men's Indoor Soccer • Men's Basketball • Adult Yoga • Adult Zumba • Adult Pickleball • Adult Line Dancing •
• Adult Coed Volleyball • Adult & Children's Tennis •Pottery • Sports for Squirts • Little Theater •
Click here to view the 2019 Township of Morris Lights Contest Winners!
Photo- Parks and Rec Dept.
Parks & Recreation Employment Opportunities
Join the Parks & Rec Team!
Part-Time Positions:
  • Seasonal Maintenance
  • Swim Pool (Head Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Pool Attendant)
  • Recreation (Spring, Summer, Winter Programs)

Photo (L-R)– Scoutmaster and father Kevin Gurney, Jared Gurney and Jared’s mother Kim Gurney
Jared Gurney is Morris Township’s newest Eagle Scout.  The Gurney family, scout leaders from Boy Scout Troop 333, and friends celebrated Jared’s Eagle award at a ceremony on December 29th at the Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on James Street. Jared is a Junior at Morristown High School. Jared’s Eagle award project was the construction of accessible pathways to the ballfields at two of Morris Township’s Parks - the Captain Brian McNally Field at Harlan Green Park and at the Lake Road Field. Jared is the third member of the Gurney family to earn the Eagle award following brothers Tyler and Brandon who each completed projects improving the Township’s trail system.  Jared was presented a Proclamation of Congratulations from Mayor Jeff Grayzel and the Township Committee at the ceremony.
Morris Twp. Committee Office Hours
  • The Township Committee rotates Committee Members every second (2nd) Wednesday of the month
  • Check the website's "Township News" to find out which Committee Member will be available and exact times (times may vary month to month, generally 5PM- 7PM)
  • Morris Township Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue
  • Bring your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions
  • We invite you to join us and look forward to talking with you!