Municipal Messenger Monthly/ October
October Zoom Meetings
Mon, Oct 4: Economic Development Advisory Committee, 6 PM
Mon, Oct 4: Planning Board, 7:30 PM
Wed, Oct 13: Transportation Advisory Committee,
7 PM
Thurs, Oct 14: Swim Pool Advisory Committee,
7 PM
Thurs, Oct 14: Environmental Commission, 7 PM
Mon, Oct 18: Planning Board, 7:30 PM
Tues, Oct 19: Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, 7 PM
Wed, Oct 20: Township Committee, 7 PM (click here to view the Township Committees agendas, minutes, videos, & emails)
Thurs, Oct 21: Open Space Meeting, 7 PM
Mon, Oct 25: Board of Adjustment, 7:30 PM
Tues, Oct 26: Historic Preservation, 7:30 PM

View our website's Agenda Center for each respective meeting Agenda with Zoom Information
October Department of
Public Works (DPW) Dates
Oct 5,6,7: 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

Mon, Oct 11: Columbus Day, No Collection Services, please view the schedule below

Mon, Oct 18: Leaf Collection Program begins. The Township is broken into three(3) sectors for this service; this year we begin with sector three(3). Click here to find your sector. More info below.

Oct 25-29: 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
No Collection Services
Mon, Oct 11
In observance of Columbus Day, October 11, 2021 the Department of Public Works will be closed, and no collection services will take place. Below you will find the trash and recycling schedule for the week of
Oct 11-Oct 15.

Mon, Oct 11: No Collection 
Tues, Oct 12: Monday Trash & Recycling
Wed, Oct 13: Tuesday Trash & Recycling
Thurs, Oct 14: Wednesday Trash & Recycling 
Fri, Oct 15: Friday/ Thursday Trash & Recycling

Leaf Collection Program
We ask residents to place materials out for collection utilizing the guidelines below. Dates & Sectors Info above.

Acceptable Materials and Guidelines for Curbside Placement:
-All materials must be placed along the curb line, not in the street, and kept 10 feet from all storm drains
-Only leaves, grass, and plant vegetation may be combined in a pile together
-All materials should be placed loosely along the curb (no bags, paper or plastic)
-Do not place brush in leaf piles
 
Unacceptable Materials:
-Brush, dirt, logs, tree parts, tree stumps, & tree trunks
 
The annual Leaf Collection Program is provided from October to December. We cannot predict specific collection days for your street but updates are sent out through the Municipal Messenger, the Websites "News Flash" and Department of Public Works Calendar
Morris Township Committee
Office Hours
Wed, Oct 13:
5 - 5:30 PM by phone, appointment only (schedule an appointment here)

We invite you to join us with your questions, comments, concerns or suggestions and look forward to talking with you!
Household Hazardous Waste Drop- Off Event Days
Sat, Oct 23: 9AM-2PM, Chatham HS, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928

Rain or shine, please view the flyer for additional information.

Trunk or Treat
Sat, Oct 30: 12-4 PM/ Dwyer Lane/ Parking at the Municipal Building, Woodland School, and Ginty Pool parking lots.

Trunk-or-Treating, an event hosted by the Parks and Recreation, Police, and Fire Dept. is an evening full of activities, fun, and most importantly, treats! If you would like to register your car, please sign up thru Community Pass. All candy must be prepackaged available for contact-free distribution. Please visit our website, www.morristwp.com for updated event info.
Halloween Outdoor Family Movie Night!
Sat, Oct 23: dusk, approx. 7:30 PM/ Ginty Field

Join us for our Big Screen Outdoor feature, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Bring your chairs & blankets and enjoy this classic movie on a cool October's eve. Arrive early and have some fun, enjoy some games and DJ music requests in the "spirit" of the season. Please visit our website, www.morristwp.com for updated event info.
Faith & Blue
The Morris Township Police Department is pleased to announce faith-based/community group events for the month of October:

10/9: 1st Annual Morris County National Coming Out Day, 10 Court Street, 12 PM- 4PM
10/10: Coffee with a Cop, Revive Church, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
November 2nd, 2021 General Election / Early Voting Locations & Drop-Box Location Map
Early Voting Locations  (Oct 23-Oct 31, Monday thru Saturday, 10 AM- 8 PM & Sunday, 10 AM- 6 PM) 
Drop Box Locations  (Morris Township Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue, Morristown, rear middle entrance) 

2021 Flu Clinic for Seniors
Thursday, October 21, 2021 / 1 PM – 3 PM

For Morris Township Residents ages 60+
Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Avenue /Senior Meeting Room

Vaccine is free for all who have traditional Medicare B. Be sure to bring your Medicare Card with you. The cost for those with Medicare HMO, private pay, no insurance, private insurance, or no Medicare B:
$25 Quadrivalent Vaccine
$40 for High Dose (available to those 65+)

Questions? Please call the Health Dept. at 973-326-7395 or email kwhitehead@morristwp.com
Fire Prevention Week!
-Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9th. Check out some cool kids activities here & Learn the sounds of Fire Safety

Kid’s Night at the Firehouse:
Tues, Oct 5: Fairchild Firehouse, 2 Burnham Road, 6:30-8:30 PM
Thurs, Oct 7: Woodland Firehouse, 20 Dwyer Lane, 6:30-8:30 PM

-Change your clocks, change your batteries! 
 
The Morris Township Fire Dept. is always here to help! Any resident needing assistance with changing their smoke/carbon monoxide detector batteries can call 973-326-7435
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Morris Win International Award
Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Morris County is proud to announce that the Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden Integrated Pest Management Team has won 1st Place in the 2021 David Gibby International Master Gardener Conference Search for Excellence, Innovative Projects Category.

Two of our Ted Largman Community Gardeners, Mary Albright and Mary Olin were both instrumental in initiating the program.
Environmental News You Can Use
-The Buzz from Chairman Buz Kenney: Fighting Climate Change
-Five Tips for a Plastic-Free Back-to-School Season
-Meet Us at the Festival on the Green in Morristown- Oct 3
-Electric Landscaping Equipment for Homeowners
-Tip of the Month: Planting Oak Acorns to Replace Ash Trees
Morris Co. Property Alert Service
Unfortunately, property and mortgage fraud is a fast growing crime in our country. Scammers record fraudulent documents - like fake deeds - or record fake liens - against property owners. In some cases, fraud on real property is not discovered for years. To address these concerns, and protect one of your most important assets, Morris County Clerk's Office offers this FREE service to notify you immediately via email whenever a document with your name is recorded in the County Clerk's Office.

Please sign up today and protect your property from fraud. It's quick, easy and free.
Masks Indoors When There Is Increased Risk & Everything You Need to Know About Third Doses & Boosters
Face masks are strongly recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people in indoor settings where there is increased risk, learn more...

Who, what, why, when, & where for third doses & boosters, learn more...
Be Ready for Hurricane Season
New Jersey's tropical storm activity is typically between August and late October. We encourage you to read through the “Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey,” and take the actions necessary to secure your family and home. The preparations you make for hurricanes will also help you survive all types of natural disasters.
Useful Information & Reminders from JCP&L
-If you are without power, don't rely on your neighbors to report it. Customer outage reports help JCP&L crews pinpoint damage + restore power faster. The more info they have, the better!
-Steer clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live + dangerous. Report asap, via 9-1-1