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Monthly Archives for March 2019

Spring 2019 Large Item Clean Up Week

Posted: March 29, 2019

The township-wide collection of large household garbage items begins on Monday, April 22 and ends Friday, April 26, 2019. All residents must place bulk clean up items curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday.

Streets for each regular route will be done once only. The hauler, Blue Diamond, will not return to a section once they have finished.

Loose household items must be placed curbside in bags or cans (not recyclable cardboard boxes). Please be sure to clearly separate regular household trash from your cleanup items.

The following items may be placed curbside:

  • Household Furniture
    Couches, chairs, mattresses, box springs, dressers, tables, etc. Note: Metal furniture is recycled at the recycling center.
  • Latex Paint
    Please be sure to completely dry out by using cat litter or sand to absorb liquid.
  • Carpet
    Approximately 110 sq. ft. (rolled and tied rug no more than four ft. long).

The following items may NOT be placed curbside:

  • All Building/Construction Materials
    Wooden fences, plywood, paneling, studs, retaining walls, boards, doors, windows, concrete, bricks, mortar, cabinets, bathtubs, countertops, roofing materials, etc.
  • Auto Parts/Tires
    Used motor oil , mufflers, engines, etc.
  • All Recyclables
    View the township’s list of recyclables.
  • All Metal
  • White Goods
    Large household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc. Curbside pickup is available year-round by advance arrangement. To have one or more of these items removed, all you need to do is call the health department at the number below. There is a fee of $30.00 per item.
  • Lawn Waste
    Leaves, branches, grass clippings, etc.
  • Computers/Televisions
  • Hazardous Materials
    Chemicals, pesticides, etc.
  • Items of exceptional size/weight
    Items weighing over 200 pounds or longer than five feet; includes boats, hot tubs, pianos, etc.

Have questions regarding acceptable materials? Contact the health department at 973.989.7050.

Spring Clean Communities Day 2019 and Document Shredding

Posted: March 29, 2019

Randolph’s Spring Clean Communities Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the municipal building located at 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph.

Clean Communities Day is sponsored by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council and the Randolph Health Department. All residents, businesses and groups are welcome to join the community as hundreds of people help clean up the parks, schools and streets of litter and recyclables.

An appreciation continental breakfast and free t-shirt distribution follows with assignments and instructions. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Mini-grants are available for civic groups.

Confidential paper shredding services will once again be available to residents for their personal confidential documents free of charge at the municipal building between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Confidential documents do not include junk mail and store flyers or solicitations. Please separate this material from confidential documents. Residents are limited to 3 file boxes per household. This service is not offered to commercial entities.

Mamma Mia at the Playhouse

Posted: March 27, 2019

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to present “Mamma Mia!” adapted from the book by Catherine Johnson and directed by Larry Turner.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Performances will be at the playhouse on April 19, 20, 26, 27 and May 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m. and April 28 & May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for seniors (62+), military personnel and children under 12 and may be purchased online through Randolph’s Community Pass system. View online ticketing instructions.

Randolph Museum to Open for the 2019 Season

Posted: March 24, 2019

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is pleased to announce the spring opening of the Randolph Museum on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The museum, located in the historic Trowbridge/Brundage House at the entrance to Randolph’s Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue, will be open most Sunday afternoons through October. The museum is also open for private, pre-arranged group tours. Contact the Historical Society of Old Randolph .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

Visit them on Facebook.

Local Foster Homes Sought

Posted: March 20, 2019

There are children in our community who need the warmth and guidance of a family. You can make a difference by being a foster parent.

Our community and the entire state of New Jersey are all struggling with a serious shortage of foster homes which quite often directly affects the children in our community.

Local children in foster care who have to commute to our schools from foster homes located up to an hour away because the availability of local foster homes is so limited at this time is not ideal for these children. Unfortunately, if there are no local homes available, they are placed in other counties…makes for a really long day.

For more information, visit the state’s website or view the introductory materials  they have put together. You can make a difference.

Randolph Community Garden Registration Begins April 1, 2019

Posted: March 20, 2019

Registration for the new Randolph Community Garden, located within the new Veterans Community Park on Calais Road, will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019.

The community garden has been a long-time dream for many residents dating back to early planning meetings in 2012. The garden was noted in the 2016 Parks and Recreation Master Plan as an area to develop within Veterans Community Park.

The community garden season will run from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020, however, if park construction allows, registered gardeners may be provided early access to begin preparing their garden beds for the spring or to plant fall vegetables.

Garden beds are available to lease on an annual basis. The 6’ x 14’ beds are designed to provide easy access from each side. The fee for the annual lease is $40 per season for Randolph residents.

Registration is available in person at the community center on Calais Road or at our online registration site.

For further information on registration, please contact the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services at 973.989.7081.

Annual Spring Branch Collection

Posted: March 12, 2019

The township will be conducting its annual spring branch collection program for 2019 starting the week of April 22, 2019. All branches need 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.

The collection does not include leaves, vines, stumps, building materials, or any other non-chippable items. If these items are included, they will not be collected.

New Water and Sewer Rates

Posted: March 11, 2019

The Randolph Township Council approved new water and sewer rates effective February 2019. A letter was mailed to property owners indicating the reasons and the rate changes.

The township water utility operated with the same rate structure since 2012 when rates were last increased. During this time period, the utility fund absorbed the capital expense of funding the replacement of aging infrastructure in the Mount Freedom and Shongum areas, as well as annual increases charged by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority for bulk water purchases and other rising industry costs. An analysis of current/future fund revenues-expenses determined that without an increase in rates in 2019, the fund would not be able to keep pace with these increased costs during the coming year and beyond.

In response to a rate study that found the sewer utility fund to be financially performing exceedingly well at the close of 2018, sewer rates have decreased. The fund amassed a significant reserve for the purpose of funding capital expenses forecast for the Butterworth sewer initiative and other capital projects, along with the potential impact of ongoing litigation between Jersey City and the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewer Authority in which Randolph is a member municipality. The study determined that reserve funding is sufficient to cover the forecasted expenses associated with these activities and that rates could be reduced without negatively impacting the long range financial stability of the sewer utility fund.

As a result of the new rates, the average water utility customer will see an increase of $21.34 per quarter, and the average sewer utility customer will see a quarterly decrease of $23.30.

Residents with questions about the rate changes may contact the township manager’s office at 973.989.7060 for more information.

Mulch Available Starting in April

Posted: March 11, 2019

Fine shredded wood mulch is available to residents from April through October. You may help yourself to it (free) at the recycling center on Sussex Turnpike or place an order for delivery to your residence.

There is a delivery charge of $130.00 per truckload. Each load is approximately 6-8 cubic yards.

If you would like to have mulch delivered to your residence, please complete the mulch order form  and return it, with payment, to the Randolph Township Division of Engineering. No order will be processed without receipt of payment. Make checks payable to the Township of Randolph.

Each household will be limited to four deliveries per calendar year. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Deliveries will be made every Thursday and Friday beginning April 4 and ending October 25, 2019.

Questions? Call engineering at 973.989.7066.

One truck load of mulch.