Monthly Archives for May 2021
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Posted: May 28, 2021
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, June 26, 2021 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. View event flyer .
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.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Posted: May 13, 2021
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
This virtual course will take place Tuesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Attendance is required on both dates as well as online coursework prior to June 8 for certification.
The training is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Registration is required. Deadline to register is Friday, May 28, 2021.
Morris Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Programs
Posted: May 11, 2021
As a part of Morris Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization and home repair efforts, the organization has expanded its services to assist low-income families and seniors living in Morris County in making repairs to their homes and enhancing their quality of life.
The Home Repair Program serves low-income families by performing components of interior and exterior construction at owner-occupied properties. Homeowners only pay the cost of the materials needed, a small administrative fee, the cost of any contract labor, and any permit fees associated with the project. The improvements are completed by volunteers under the guidance of Habitat construction supervisors. Typical projects include painting, window repair, siding and trim repair, roof repair, wheelchair ramp installation and more.
Potential applicants should visit the Morris Habitat website to learn more about the requirements for each program or call 973.891.1934.
Odd/Even Lawn Watering Regulations
Posted: May 10, 2021
In an effort to conserve water, the township adopted an odd/even lawn watering schedule for property owners served by township water.
We have put together an informational page which spells out the days and times when watering is permitted. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these lawn watering restrictions which will be in effect from May 1 through September 30 of each year.
Read about the lawn watering restrictions »
Enforcement of this mandatory restriction will be aggressive; violations will result in the following penalties:
- First offense: $200.00
- Second offense: $500.00
- Third offense: to be determined by the municipal court judge
Coronavirus Information Update
Posted: May 4, 2021
Governor Murphy announced an easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on businesses, venues, and gatherings, given the significant progress in vaccinations and the sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Under Executive Order No. 238, the changes will be effective Friday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 19. Restriction changes include the increasing of outdoor gathering limits, large venue capacities, indoor capacities, and more. More information