Sunday, April 21, 2013

Annual Clean Up for Mount Olive Township residential property owners

Large item cleanup will begin on April 22nd through April 26th, 2013

Three large items will be picked up on your regular scheduled solid waste pickup day during this week. See town calendar for more details.

What you need to know:

  • Place ACCEPTABLE household item curb side by 5:00 a.m. on your scheduled pick up day. (Do not place item out more than one day prior to collection.)
  • If we are unable to collect this material on the day scheduled due to weather or equipment problems, we will pick them up the following day. There is no need to call our office.
  • Review the following list of acceptable items to determine eligibility for pick-up.

Acceptable Items
All furniture (such as): sofa, loveseat, kitchen table and miscellaneous small pieces. Mattresses/box springs, carpet (cut and tied), small toys bagged or large toys, metal sheds (cut and tied), barbeque grills, disassembled swing sets, and/or metal railings.
*Washers, dryers, stoves, hot water heaters, Dishwashers, riding mowers, lawn mowers.

Unacceptable Items
Televisions , Explosives, radioactive materials, all appliances and metal goods such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, oil/propane tanks, tires/rims, leaves, brush, grass, concrete, asphalt, bricks, dirt, paints, construction materials, computers, printers, and/or hazardous materials.

For additional information call (973) 691-0900 Ext. 7361

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mount Olive Township Well Water Testing

-a message from Mayor Rob Greenbaum

Mt. Olive Township residents can have their well water tested for commonly occurring bacteria, nitrates and other contaminants. The Township Environmental Commission and the Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) are sponsoring reduced-cost well tests. A basic test for coliform bacteria and nitrates costs $60. Other testing options are available for additional costs. The well-testing kits contain easy-to-follow instructions. Kits may be purchased on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the Municipal Building between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Payment is by check only, made out to RHA. The water samples must be dropped off on Monday, April 29 at the Municipal Building between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

For more information, contact RHA at or (908) 234-1852, ext 401.

Sometimes life gets in the way

Thank you to all my friends, colleagues, and neighbors in the Mount Olive Community for all your support during the difficult life struggles I've experienced over the past two years. YFM Media as a company has been officially closed. Patchland Communications will be picking up and maintaining the Flanders NJ News website. Please contact me directly for additional information. -Noelle Kehrley