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News for the week...

4/26/19- Hyrdrants Flushed 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM

4/27/19 - Fishing Derby at Leonard Park - 8:00 AM

4/27/19 - Recycling Depot Open 9:00 AM to Noon

4/27/19 - Earth Day River Clean Up - meet at 31 Rockaway Drive at Noon

5/1/19-  2nd Quarter Property Taxes due

5/3/19  -MLBTB SOCCER Try-Outs  mlbtb.org for details

The Mountain Lakes Memorial Day Parade Committee is looking for Township Veterans and groups to participate in this event. 

If you are interested please contact them at paradecommittee@mtnlakes.org


Saturday, May 11th

Township Wide Garage Sale 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (rain date is May 18th) - $15 to participate, registration forms available at the Municipal Building and on the Township's website.

RVGC - Annual Plant Sale 8:00 AM at Michelangelo Ristorante parking lot

Saturday, June 1st

double the fun!! - BTEF morning fund raiser followed by the Township Picnic

Run Into Summer 5K & Fun Run                                                              Township Picnic Noon to 4:00 PM                     Register on line at: BTEFNJ.ORG/5K                                                            food, entertainment, fun


On April 26th hydrants will be flushed between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM - there may be a slight discoloration of water.


 What are those green ribbons about?   April is Donate Life Month.  Register as an organ and tissue donor.  One organ & tissue donor can save 8 lives and restore health to over 75 others.  More information and ribbons are available at the Municipal Building.


The Boonton Township Municipal Alliance is asking for your participation in a community survey to ensure that the programs being offered reflect the need in the Township to support youth and others in choosing healthy lifestyle behaviors. We first did this survey in 2013 and this years survey will reflect any changes in community perceptions of the risks facing our community.

The survey should only take a few minutes and your efforts are very much appreciated. Reminder, the survey is anonymous.

We are offering a drawing for two $25 gift cards. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please include an email or phone number at the end of the survey. The Municipal Alliance thanks you for taking the time to take this survey. CLICK on this link to access the survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNRYSLN   


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TOWNSHIP BOOK CLUB -  May 14th at 7:00 PM- "Where'd You Go Bernadette" by Maria Semple .  All residents and friends are invited to participate.  The discussion will be held at the municipal building.

Tuesday Evening Adult Basketball - 7:30 PM at RVS

Sunday Morning Adult Softball - 10:00 AM- Noon at RVA Fields

Monday/Thursday Evening YOGA & RELAXATION -

7:00 pm/Mon & 6:30 pm/Thurs (1 hr class) at RVS 


The Rockaway Valley Garden Club generally meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 10:00 am and are held at the Boonton Township Municipal Building, 155 Powerville Rd. Guests are always welcome and we encourage you to join us to see what we are about.  

Gardening with Deer

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:00am, the Rockaway Valley Garden Club will host a free program about Gardening with Deer.  Our guest speaker will be Marc Zukovich, a professor at Morris County College and owner of Sterling Horticultural Services.  He will discuss methods of discouraging the browsing behavior of deer in your garden and share specific plants that are deer resistant.  Slides of plants will be shown with handouts to take.  Bring along your questions!

Check us out at rockawayvalleygardenclub.org or on our Facebook page.

Questions can be sent to  info@rockawayvalleygardenclub.org

For information on membership, contact Karen at (973) 588-7599




Starting in 2019, plastic containers (bottles and non-bottles) coded 1, 2, and 5 are acceptable in the residential curbside recycling program.  “Look for the recycling symbol on the bottom of the plastic container”, said Liz Sweedy, Morris County’s recycling coordinator.   She continued, “Some of the containers that are coded # 1 (PET, Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate) are water and soda bottles, salad dressing bottles, microwavable food trays, and peanut butter containers, for example.  Containers coded # 2 (HDPE, High Density Polyethylene) are milk jugs, shampoo bottles, butter and yogurt tubs.   Plastic containers coded # 5 (PP, Polypropylene) are ketchup bottles, syrup bottles, and some yogurt containers.”

Due to restrictions imposed by China on imported recyclable commodities, the MCMUA’s recycling market has been negatively impacted and some plastic containers are no longer acceptable in the curbside program.  Unacceptable plastics have no plastic container code on them or are coded # 3 (V, PVC Vinyl) used in cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, PVC piping, and mouthwash bottles; # 4 (LDPE, Low Density Polyethylene) used in plastic shopping bags and trash bags; # 6 (PS Polystyrene) used in disposable cups, plates, egg cartons, and clamshell take-out containers; and # 7 (Other) used in 3- to 5-gallon water jugs and some food containers.    Sweedy noted that “Plastic containers that show the numbers 3, 4, 6, and 7 in small recycling symbols on their bottoms are not mandated recyclable materials in the Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan.  Morris County’s mandated recyclable materials are plastic bottles coded 1 and 2, aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, steel (tin) cans, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, and organics that include leaves, grass clippings, brush, logs, stumps, branches, and tree parts.”

The MCMUA requests that residents make sure that their recyclables are empty, clean and dry before putting them at the curb in a reuseable container.    Shredded paper is acceptable in a translucent plastic bag, but nothing else should be.  When grocery bags and other flexible plastic films get to the recycling facilities, they get caught in the machinery and cause delays and increased processing costs.  

For additional information about acceptable and unacceptable material in the MCMUA’s “all-in-one” single-stream curbside recycling program, visit WWW.MCMUA.COM, or go to your town’s website.



Join us for a benefit performance of 1776

Thursday, May 23rd at the Barn Theater

$40 includes wine and cheese reception

email: gkuchavik@aol.com

tickets available at the Municipal Building

Township of Boonton
155 Powerville Road
Boonton Township, NJ 07005

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