Andover Community News and Events

Current Notices

SCMUA to Resume Unloading and Sorting Services
The SCMUA Solid Waste/Recycling Facility will resume providing unloading and sorting services to its customers, effective Monday, June 29th. In order to provide these services in the safest manner possible for customers and staff, the SCMUA will require the wearing of face coverings (over both nose and mouth) for BOTH the customers and its Operations staff, when they come into direct contact with each other. Social distancing and other safety guidelines will apply throughout the facility whenever possible. When this is not possible/feasible, face coverings will be required for ALL vehicle occupants, needing/requesting SCMUA staff assistance. Click here for the SCMUA Updated COVID-19 Safety Protocol Notice. Click here for the SCMUA website.

Annual Township Garage Sale Canceled
The annual township-wide garage sale has been canceled this year due to Covid-19.

SCMUA Monthly Paper Shred Resumes
The SCMUA resumed its Monthly Paper Shred Program. COVID Safety protocols will apply. Click here for flyer.

Project Child Find
Do you have a preschool-age child (ages 3 to 5) who is experienceing significant difficulties with speech and language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, or behaviour? Is your child struggling to learn the basic early concepts?

Early intervention programs are available. Contact Project Child Find at 800-322-8174. Download more information. Visit

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How to donate a mattress as well as mattress recycling and more. Check it out here:

Ongoing Noteworthy Notices

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Environmental Commission
State Government

Recreation Committee

Fitness Classes for Women
Yoga and/or Strength and Conditioning classes Mondays and Wednesdays at the Hillside Park Barn. Yoga classes are held 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $35 for seven Monday classes, $40 for eight Wednesday classses. Fitness classes are run from 7 to 8 p.m. $28 for seven Monday classes, $32 for eight Wednesday classses. Call 973-383-4280, ext. 221 for additional information. Registration form

Volunteers Needed
The Recreation Committee is looking for volunteers. Join as a member or to help out at events. Email for details.

Environmental Commission

Bat Housing
There have been questions regarding bats in general and the recommended location for bat houses. Click here for a list of recommendations from a bat management website.

Drought Information
Link to NJDEP’s podcast on the Drought with State Geologist, Jeff Hoffman.
To request toilet leak detection tablets contact
For more information on the drought conditions and water conservation, visit these websites:

Stormwater Management Information
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Brochures and tip cards.

Solution to Storm Water Pollution
Download flier


Attention Senior Citizens
The Greater Andover Senior Citizens are actively seeking new members. You must be 55 years of age or older. The Group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hillside House from 1 to 4 p.m. Monthly trips and other activities such as in-house entertainment, catered luncheons, bingo, and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year. For information call Lois McCue at 973-383-3783. Various important services are available! For information and referral on programs and services for the elderly, call the Sussex County Office of the Aging at 973-579-0555.


Streetlight on the Blink?
Let JCPL know so repairs can be made. See flier for details.

Communication Tools
Communication tools from JCP&L provide customers with simple and convenient ways to get the most current information related to their electric service. See tips.

Who Owns What?
Ownership Guidelines for Your Home's Electrical System Click to see flyer of what is your responsibility.

JCPL Warning about Scammers
JCP&L has received increased reports of scammers targeting utility customers. In the latest scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee and threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. See full notice.

Space Heater Safety
Space heaters are a great way to warm up a cold room or provide supplemental heat to your home. But while convenient, they are also a leading cause of home fires during the winter months. If you’re going to use a space heater, here are a few tips to make sure you stay extra warm—and safe. See tips.

Tips for Reducing Energy Costs
Taking steps now can help prevent high energy usage in the coming months. See tips.

State Government

New Jersey Legislature Sessions Schedule & Hearings

Energy Assistance
Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes. See website.

Know the Bear Facts: Black Bears in New Jersey
Download Tips for Preventing Unwanted Bear Encounters or visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife