Municipal Messenger Monthly/ July
July Zoom Meetings
Thurs, July 8: Environmental Commission, 7 PM
Wed, July 14: Transportation Advisory Committee, 7 PM
Thurs, July 15: Swim Pool Advisory Committee, 6:30 PM
Mon, July 19: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 6 PM
Mon, July 19: Planning Board, 7:30 PM
Wed, July 21: Township Committee, 7 PM (click here to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)
Mon, July 26: Board of Adjustment, 7:30 PM
Tues, July 27: Historic Preservation, 7:30 PM

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda with Zoom Information
July Department of
Public Works (DPW) Dates
July 13, 14, 15: Large Item Collection, call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance (all requests should be made the Friday prior to scheduled collection dates), link

July 17: Curbside Yardwaste Collection, Zone 1, more info below
July 24: Curbside Yardwaste Collection, Zone 2 (pg. 3), more info below

July 26-30: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance (all requests should be made the Friday prior to scheduled collection dates), link
Collection Service Schedule for the Week of July 5
Mon, July 5: Independence Day Observed, Municipal Offices Closed, No Collection Services
Tues, July 6: Monday Trash & Recycling Collection
Wed, July 7: Tuesday Trash & Recycling Collection
Thurs, July 8: Wednesday Trash & Recycling Collection
Fri, July 9: Thursday & Friday Trash & Recycling Collection
Curbside Yardwaste Collection
-Grass clippings, leaves, plant waste, and light brush can be placed together in 32 gallon standard garbage cans. 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. 
-Fifty(50) pound limit per can or bundle
-NO PLASTIC BAGS, DIRT, LOGS, ROOTS, OR STUMPS

Please review the street listing to find out your zone and scheduled collection dates. 

ZONE 1 COLLECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR:
July 17th, Aug 21st, Sept 18th 
ZONE 2 COLLECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR: 
July 24th, Aug 28th, Sept 25th
At the May monthly meeting, the Township Committee adopted a package of seven resolutions providing additional notice and clarity related to land use proposals in the Township in addition to advocating for impactful reforms at the state-level. The initiative codifies the Township Committee’s redevelopment policy by providing additional opportunities for public input and requiring notice beyond what is required by the state.

Morris Township Committee
2021 Summer Office Hours
The Township Committee will continue to rotate Committee Members during the months of July & August.

Wed, July 14 & Wed, Aug 11:
-5 PM- 5:30 PM by phone, appointment only (schedule an appointment here)

Ask your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions.
Free Summer Concert Series &
Big Screen Family Movie Nights!
July Summer Concerts at Ginty Gazebo:
Tues, July 6: Hanover Wind Symphony @ 7PM
Tues, July 13: Norton Smull Band @ 7 PM
Tues, July 20: Mike Zuko & Friends @ 7 PM
Tues, July 27: October Rose @ 7PM

July Movie Nights at Ginty Gazebo:
Wed, July 14: Yogi Bear
Wed, July 28: Tom & Jerry

Check our website's "Township Highlights" for updated information!
Parks & Recreation
Summer Brochure
-Adult summer programs
-Special events
-Outdoor concerts & movies
-Children's summer recreation programs
-Summer playground program
Morristown & Morris Township Library
Check out our libraries events, services, and recourses!


Also, visit the Bookmobile at Ginty and Streeter Pool this summer! Click the flyer for details.
Environmental News You Can Use
-The Buzz from John Landau
-Prepare for the Ban on Plastic Bags & Polystyrene Foam Products
-Tip of the Month: Buy an Insulating "Blanket" for your Water Heater
- Students Focus on Electric Vehicle Adoption Locally
-Healthy Alternatives to Gas-Powered Blowers
-Your Environmental Commission in Action
Grill Safely This Summer & Year-Round
Firing up the grill this summer? Food poisoning typically peaks in the summer months due to warmer temperatures. To help you and your loved ones stay healthy when grilling this season or any time of year, follow these tips:

-Separate meats, poultry, and seafood from other food while shopping and before grilling.
-Chill meats, poultry, and seafood at 40°F or below until you’re ready to grill.
-Wash your hands before and after handling raw meat, poultry, and seafood. Wash surfaces and utensils before and after cooking.
-Clean the grill surface before cooking. If you use a wire bristle brush to clean, make sure no bristles are left on the grill surface.
-Don’t cross-contaminate. Throw out marinades that have touched raw meat, and use clean utensils and plates for cooked meat.
-Use a food thermometer to make sure meats, poultry, and seafood are cooked to a safe internal temperature.

Visit How to Grill Safely for more information on grilling this summer.
Chlorine Tablet Shortage Can Lead to Unsafe Use of Products
NJ Poison Control Center Concerned About Potential Injuries 
Pool season is here, but with an unfortunate twist — high demand for chlorine in the midst of a nationwide shortage. Chlorine is a necessary but potentially dangerous chemical used to treat pool and hot tub water to prevent the growth of algae, bacteria, viruses, parasites and other germs. Being in water contaminated with germs is dangerous to your health. Untreated water can cause infections, illnesses and skin irritation, known as recreational water illnesses (RWIs). 
The boom in home swimming pools and hot tubs began last year when the pandemic caused people to cancel travel plans and resort to staycations. “High demand for a chemical product with limited availability creates a perfect storm for accidental poisoning exposures and injuries,” says Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine...
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