Monthly Archives for February 2017
Annual Spring Branch Collection
Posted: February 23, 2017
The township will be conducting its annual spring branch collection program for 2017 starting the week of April 17, 2017. All brush needs to be placed curbside by this date as it will be a one-time only pickup. No return trips will be made.
Branch collection will be limited to one load per property owner, approximately 4 cubic yards. This is roughly 5 ft. long by 4 ft. wide by 5 ft. high. All branches should be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter.
Any amount exceeding this one load limit will not be picked up. You will need to schedule a pickup by contacting the engineering office at 973.989.7066. There is a $150 per truck load fee for this additional service.
Non-chippable items, including leaves, vines, stumps and building materials, may not be set out for collection.
The 15 Minute Child Break
Posted: February 15, 2017
The Randolph MAC will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s “15 Minute Child Break” program on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Randolph YMCA.
The 15-Minute Child Break is a free substance abuse prevention education program for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children of any age and substance abuse.
Research shows that kids who communicate regularly with their parents—an average of 15 minutes per day—about their daily activities are 67% less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication.
The program will cover topics such as:
- talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol
- influence of media and pop culture
- effects of specific drugs
- keeping your kids drug-free
- strengthening parenting skills
- utilizing teachable moments
Spend an hour learning how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol.
The Opiate Epidemic: From Addiction to Recovery Workshop
Posted: February 7, 2017
The Opiate Epidemic: From Addiction to Recovery workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany.
With attention being focused on opiates and addiction, this workshop will define the problem and discuss the strategic interventions currently being implemented in Morris County.
There will also be a focus on recovery and the initiatives gaining ground to help those challenged with addiction to find resources and avenues to recovery.
Speakers will include the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Human Services, Morris County Prevention is Key, the Morris County Opiate Task Force, the CARES Recovery Center and Peer Recovery Support.
The target audience for this program includes public health personnel, boards of health, municipal representatives, elected officials and law enforcement.
Register for the program online at eventbrite.com