Municipal Messenger Monthly/ January
January Zoom Meetings
Wed, Jan 5: Township Committee Reorganization Meeting, 7 PM
Mon, Jan 10: Planning Board Meeting, 7 PM
Tues, Jan 11: Economic Development Advisory Committee(EDAC) Meeting, 7 PM
Wed, Jan 12: Transportation Advisory Committee(TAC) Meeting, 7 PM
Thurs, Jan 13: Environmental Commission Meeting, 7 PM
Wed, Jan 19: Board of Health Meeting, 5 PM
Wed, Jan 19: Township Committee Meeting, 7 PM
(click here to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)
Thurs, Jan 20: Open Space Meeting, 7 PM
Mon, Jan 24: Board of Adjustment Meeting, 7 PM
Thurs, Jan 27: Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, 7 PM
Please note: EDAC & Historic Preservation Commission will be meeting on a different night & all meeting are at 7 PM, unless otherwise noted.

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda with Zoom Information
January Department of
Public Works (DPW) Dates
Mon, Jan 3: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection. Please remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations from tree prior to collection
Fri, Jan 7: *Large Item Collection for Area 1
Mon, Jan 10: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Fri, Jan 14: *Large Item Collection for Area 2
Mon, Jan 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Collection Services, please view the schedule below
Fri, Jan 21: *Large Item Collection for Area 3
Mon Jan 24: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Fri, Jan 28:*Large Item Collection for Area 4
Mon Jan 31: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Mon, Jan 24- Fri, Jan 28: Large Metal & Appliance Collection, call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance, link

*Call the DPW, 973-326-7398 or request a pick-up online in advance (all requests should be made the week prior to scheduled Friday pick-up date), link
2022 Large Trash Item Collection
We have made a significant change to our Large Trash Item Collection Program. We will continue with the current practice of “Appointments Only” *, however, effective January 1, 2022, Large Trash Item Collection will take place on a designated Friday of each month. The designated Friday is determined by your normally scheduled pick-up day for Trash Collection. View Department of Public Works (DPW) letter HERE
No Collection Services Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Schedule the week of Jan 17- Jan 21:

Mon, Jan 17: No Collection Service
Tues, Jan 18: Monday Trash & Recycling
Wed, Jan 19: Tuesday Trash & Recycling
Thurs, Jan 20: Wednesday Trash & Recycling
Fri, Jan 21: Thursday Trash & Recycling
Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees will be picked-up curbside on the following Mondays in January:
Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 24, & Jan 31
(No Collection 1/17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Please remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations from tree prior to collection
Winter '21-'22
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.

Municipal Offices
Municipal Offices will be closed
Monday, January 17, 2022 for
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Notifications - Communications
-Committees and Boards Agenda & Calendar notifications, click here
- Find out what Social Media platforms the Township has, click here
-Watch your Township governing body's monthly meetings, click here
-Receive Nixle alerts, be it an emergency alerts(to ensure your safety), advisory(non emergency, but need to know), localized traffic information, and occasionally community news
Front Porch Package Theft
Take some extra steps to ensure your packages are delivered safely:

  • Have your packages delivered elsewhere. If it's allowed, have them sent to your office, or to a neighbor you trust who will be home during delivery
  • Work with the shipping carriers. Specify exactly where to leave packages, schedule a delivery window or day, or have packages held at the facility
  • Get your package delivered to a nearby locker. Check if the retailer offers this as an option, and pick up your package at your own convenience
  • Consider a private mailbox. USPS, UPS and other shipping companies offer these options

The popularity of security cameras is growing, and having video or photographs of the possible suspects is helpful in an investigation. Affordable options for under $40 can be found online, as well as higher tech options such as doorbell cameras that connect to your smartphone.
Safeguard Your Vehicle
Vehicles are stolen for a variety of reasons, including theft for parts, insurance fraud, retagging, exporting, & joy riding. Help prevent theft & damage to your vehicle:

-Always lock and secure your vehicle, including putting your windows up
-Remove key fobs
-Always activate your alarm when you leave your vehicle
-Never leave keys in your vehicle
-Never leave valuables in your vehicle, including items such as a GPS, cell phone, laptop, tablet, or charging cord

Keep in mind suspects on previous occasions have used garage door openers located in the vehicles to open the garage door to allow access to other vehicles and the home.
Shop Local at the Winter Farmers Market
Dec 5, 2021(closed Dec 26)- March 27, 2022 Sundays, 9:30 AM- 1 PM
NEW Location: Convent Train Station, Convent Road, Morris Twp
Environmental News You Can Use
-A Sustainable Holiday Season, Part Two
-Save Our Waterways By Using Less Salt this Winter
-Meet Us at Grow it Green's Winter Farmers' Market
-Tips for Saving Energy at Home
-Why Leave the Leaves? Ask a Red- Banded Hairstreak!