Monthly Archives for March 2018

April Rabies Clinic

Posted: March 13, 2018

Vernon Township Animal Control will be holding a free rabies clinic on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The clinic will be held at the township garage off Church Street, adjacent to both the recycling center and the DPW complex. All dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Please bring prior rabies certificates and dog licenses if available.

Questions? Contact Vernon Township Animal Control at 973.764.7751.

Get Rid of Bulky Waste Items in April

Posted: March 13, 2018

The Clean Communities program will be hosting a bulky waste clean-up day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 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.

2018 Proposed Municipal Budget Online

Posted: March 13, 2018

Mayor Harry Shortway has made the 2018 proposed municipal budget, which was introduced at the March 12, 2018 council meeting, available for review.

The township council public hearing date for the adoption of the 2018 budget is April 9, 2018.

Electronic Waste Recycling Day

Posted: March 9, 2018

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will be conducting an electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, March 31, 2018 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.