Monthly Archives for May 2018
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Posted: May 24, 2018
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.
Morris County residents will be able to drop-off unwanted hazardous materials from their households. Businesses are not allowed to participate.
As of 2018, electronic devices (e-waste) will no longer be accepted at MCMUA one-day household hazardous waste events. The authority advises residents to call 973.829.8006 for information and to discuss recycling options.
Acceptable materials include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, rechargeable and button cell batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans (not empty), propane cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, and muriatic acid.
Latex paint will not be accepted, nor will explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973.829.8006.
There is a $5.00 fee for each barbeque-sized propane cylinder. Payment must be made by check only.
For more information, call 973.829.8006 or visit the MCMUA website.
Mental Health & Wellness Fair
Posted: May 22, 2018
NAMI Morris County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) invites the community to attend its 1st Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Saint Francis Residential Community-Club Room, 122 Diamond Spring Road in Denville.
Featured speakers will include the following:
- Dr. Randy Bressler, Psychologist
Dr. Bressler will discuss evaluation and treatment for adolescents and adults diagnosed with mental illness.
- Suruchi Saini, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Suruchi Saini, owner of Holistic Bonfire, will share how to holistically take care of mind, body and spirit.
- Dr. Sheila Bender, Ph.D.
Expert in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Dr. Bender will discuss the benefits of this therapy technique.
Light refreshments will be served. A number of organizations will also have representatives present to provide information about Morris County mental health resources including Atlantic Health System, St. Clare’s, CARES-Morris County, Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties, and Summit Oaks Hospital.
The event is free but registration is required by June 2. To reserve your spot, call Pam at 973.945.7386 or Sudhir at 973.768.4657.
Residents Asked to Join the Battle Against Mosquitoes
Posted: May 17, 2018
The Morris County Division of Mosquito Control, a division of the Morris County Department of Planning & Public Works, has the goal of reducing the number of nuisance and disease transmitting mosquitoes within the county.
Homeowners can help control mosquitoes by making sure they do not have containers around the home that hold water. Buckets, gutters, bird baths, toys, tarpaulins and anything else than can contain water should be emptied or removed from the yard. Do not dispose of leaves and grass clippings in ditches, streams or catch basins. Make sure your screens are in good repair, and consider moving inside during periods of high mosquito activity (early evening and early morning).
For more specific information on mosquito spraying in Morris County, call the Morris County Division of Mosquito Control at 973.285.6450 or visit their website.
Take a Tour of Historic Sites in Randolph
Posted: May 5, 2018
The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is offering a guided bus tour of historic sites in Randolph on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Take a ride around the township, view historic landmarks within our borders and learn about Randolph’s history.
The cost of the 2-hour tour, which includes admission to both the Randolph Museum and the Friends Meeting House, is $5.00 for adults.
Meet at the Randolph Township municipal building, located on Millbrook Avenue. Bus seating is limited and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to arrive early.
Gordon Raupp/Kiwanis Fishing Derby
Posted: May 2, 2018
This year’s fishing derby, co-sponsored by the Randolph Kiwanis Club, will be held at Randolph Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish, heaviest fish and smallest fish in three age groups:
- 5 and under
- 10 and under
- 15 and under
Participants should bring their own fishing gear and bait. No pre-registration is required; register at Randolph Park on the day of the event.
Have questions or need more information? Contact the recreation department at 973.989.7081.
Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered
Posted: May 1, 2018
The Randolph Township Health Department will offer residents 18 years of age and older a full body skin cancer screening on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the municipal building at 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.
The free screenings will be conducted by Dr. Anita Cham, a local dermatologist and include a complete skin exam, prevention education and counseling. Pre-registration is required by calling the health department at 973.989.7050.