Monthly Archives for August 2017

Get Rid of Bulky Waste Items in October

Posted: August 31, 2017

The Clean Communities program will be hosting a bulky waste clean-up day on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the DPW complex located on Riggs Way in Vernon Township from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This free event is being held for Vernon Township residents only. Please bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill for verification.

Bulky items that will be accepted include the following:

  • tires (no tires accepted on rims)
  • furniture
  • mattresses
  • carpets

Residents are allowed four tires per household which must be removed from rims. No truck tires, construction debris or hazardous waste type items will be accepted.

Brush will also be accepted at this time free of charge, however, it must be separated from bulky waste items. Leaves will not be accepted. DPW employees will be available to assist residents.

For any questions or further information, please contact the Vernon Township Department of Public Works at 973.764.3021.

Electronic Waste Recycling Day

Posted: August 31, 2017

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will be conducting an electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its facilities located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette. This program is available to Sussex County residents, businesses, school districts and municipalities.

According to the SCMUA, it holds this type of disposal event to keep hazardous materials and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium—commonly found in household electronics—from polluting our environment.

Examples of acceptable e-waste items:

  • computers
  • monitors
  • laptops
  • computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice
  • fax machines
  • VCRs
  • DVD & CD players
  • copiers
  • printers
  • televisions
  • radios
  • stereo equipment
  • cell phones

Residents may bring up to five electronic items for disposal free of charge per vehicle. For larger quantities, please consult the SCMUA website or contact them at 973.579.6998.

Potentially Dangerous Dog Violations

Posted: August 21, 2017

The Township of Vernon is required by state law (N.J.S.A. 4:19-30) to provide a telephone number for residents to report violations of the conditions/limitations placed on individual dogs that have been designated by a court as being potentially dangerous.

Violations can be, but are not limited to, the following:

  • failure to display the RED license tag that is required for potentially dangerous dogs
  • walking the potentially dangerous dog without a muzzle
  • walking the potentially dangerous dog with a leash that is longer than designated
  • someone walking the potentially dangerous dog who is not designated to do so

Any non-emergent violations such as those listed above may be reported by calling Vernon Township Animal Control at 973.764.7751. If no one answers, please leave a detailed message regarding the violation that was observed.

If a violation occurs that is an emergency, such as a non-muzzled dog attempting to bite someone, please call 9-1-1 to report the incident.

Sussex County Solar Project Report

Posted: August 10, 2017

The Sussex County Solar Project Investigation Report was presented at the Sussex County Freeholder’s meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

View the report (1,277 KB) 

The discussion of the report at the freeholder meeting will be available for viewing once the meeting minutes are posted on the county’s web site at