Andover Municipal News and Notices

Legal Notice

Request for Bid

Sealed bids for Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services will be received by the Township Clerk on September 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. Please see the Bids and Requests for Proposal page for details.

Current Notices

Lowe's Recyclables Collection Centers
Recyclables collection centers can now be found in Lowe's stores. This is a convienent and free way for the public to recycle batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and plastic shopping bags. For more information click here for flyer.

no plastic bags with recycling

Don't Put Plastic Bags in Your Curbside Recycling Bin
Plastic bags in your curbside recycling bin actually hinder the recycling process. It's not that used plastic bags and wraps can't be recycled into new materials – they simply require a different collection system. So please don't put plastic bags and wraps in your curbside bin, bring them to the grocery store; they accept clean and dry plastic bags and film. Thank you. See flier.

Recycling Notice from SCMUA—Guidelines for Recyclable Materials
Download the SCMUA Guidelines for Recyclable Materials
NJDEP's Recycling Contamination Press Release
SCMUA website
Due to market restrictions banning unacceptable materials in the recycling stream, the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) is hereby providing notice and clarification to all Commercial, Private, and Local Government Haulers that deliver recyclable material to the Solid Waste/Recycling Facility. Effective immediately, the SCMUA will require all haulers that bring recyclable materials to the SCMUA Bulky Waste/Recycling Building to weigh in and receive a tag at the Scalehouse for each load. In addition, in an effort to capture only acceptable materials, any recyclables delivered to the SCMUA Facility cannot contain any of the following contaminates:

  • Plastic bags/film/packaging material
  • Construction debris (wood/metal/glass)
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous materials
Haulers with contaminated material can and will be assessed re-loading and disposal charges, in addition to potential enforcement penalties, in accordance with the 2019 Rate Schedule. The SCMUA has dedicated operations staff and resources, to maintain clean recycling streams at the Solid Waste/Recycling Facility. We ask for the cooperation of all those who utilize the facility, to ensure that the above requirements are adhered to. Thank you for your continued efforts in promoting recycling in Sussex County. Please contact SCMUA's Reenee Casapulla at 973-579-6998 X107 or for any comments or questions regarding these recycling guidelines.

RecycleCoach Available to Andover Township
A FREE app is available for Andover Township residents that can assist them with recycling and trash information, collection schedules, and more. The Recycle Coach application provides information in a clear and concise manner. Click here for the press release. Click here to go to our RecycleCoach page.

JCPL Update: Ownership Guidelines for Your Home's Electrical System
With storm restoration efforts continuing to progress, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers that they need to be aware that individual outages to their homes may require an electrician and inspection before service can be restored. For information that helps explain what equipment customers may need an electrician to address before restoration can be completed, click here.

Noteworthy Notices

posted by issuing department

Animal Control
Clerk's Office
Emergency Squad
Land Use
Municipal Court
Public Works
Tax Office

Township Administrator

The Andover Township Special Assessment Commissioners held Special Assessment public hearings, relating to the Lake Lenape Dam Rehabilitation Improvement to determine a just and equitable assessment for all properties located in Lake Lenape in Andover Township affected by said dam rehabilitation improvement. Property owners in Lake Lenape were mailed letters setting forth the proposed special assessment amount for their respective properties. The hearings were held on July 11 and 25, and August 1, 2019. Ordinance 2019-11 was introduced and passed at the August 1 meeting. A public hearing was held on August 15, at which time all persons interested both for and against said ordinance were given an opportunity to be heard concerning the ordinance. Diana Francisco, CMC, Municipal Clerk

Lake Lenape Appraisal Report 

Co-Borrower Agreement

Lake Lenape Dam Paid Loan #1 and #2

Estimated Administration Fees

Ordinance 2001-6

Ordinance 2002-1

Ordinance 2019-11

July 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

July 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Animal Control

Dog Licences
Dog licenses were due by January 31st.
Download 2020 renewal form

Pet Waste Pollutes Our Waters
Click here to download information on what you can do to help protect our water.

Building/Construction/Zoning Office

Pool Notice
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Any pool that holds 24 inches of water or greater requires zoning and construction permits, even blow-up pools and temporary pools. Pools require both a building and an electrical permit. The electrical installation to a pool is unique in the electrical code and a whole chapter is dedicated to the wiring. Pools also require a barrier, which is a minimum of 48 inches in height, with access to the pool through a self-closing/self-latching gate. Everything associated with the barrier around a pool is regulated.

Please check with the construction department before purchase of your pool if you have any questions. Any resident with an open pool permit must have final inspections from the town before using the pool. Pools that are in use without final inspection will be subject to violations and penalties.

Clerk's Office

Bingo and raffle license information and forms:

Emergency Squad

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Fire Department

Blue Reflective Address Signs
The Andover Township Fire Department’s Junior Auxiliary sells blue reflective address signs. The signs are 6 x 18 inches and can easily be mounted to your house or mailbox. The signs are $15. Contact Bob Reidmiller at 973-579-2694.


Vaccines Available Through County Public Health Nursing
School-Aged Children & Adult Public Health Clinic
WHO: School aged children and adults who live in Sussex County. WHERE: Sussex County Public Health Nursing Office, 201 Wheatsworth Rd, Hardyston, NJ.
HOW: Appointments are required and can be made by calling: (973) 579-0570 ext. 1211
For services available download flier.

Land Use

See land use page.

Municipal Court

Court Sessions have been CANCELED until further notice. Please refer to the Municipal Court page for further information.


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Public Works

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Tax Office

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recycle coach

2020 Trash and Recycling Information
Schedule | Information

Blue Diamond suggests that containers be placed at the curb by 6 AM. (Tuesdays for recycling and Wednesdays for trash)

SCUMA 2020 Schedule of Recycling Services download

Notices from SCMUA
Download the SCMUA Guidelines for Recyclable Materials
New Separation Requirements for Propane Cylinders and Small Engine Gas Tanks
July 2019 Letter to Recyclers
Visit the SCMUA website
NJDEP's Recycle Right NJ Recycling Contamination Social Media Campaign 2020 Holiday Schedule

Disposable Bags Solutions read article

Recycle Styrofoam read article

Lowe's Recyclables Collection Centers
Recyclables collection centers are available in Lowe's stores to recycle batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and plastic shopping bags. Click here for flyer.

FREE RECYCLING PROGRAMS - TerraCycle recently launched several new recycling programs including the Tide Eco-Box Recycling Program and eos Recycling Program. Keep an eye out for new recycling programs launching each month for more ways to reduce your environmental impact.

Planet Aid Recycling Options Recycling in the household doesn't only mean cans, bottles, and paper. Many items can be repurposed and spared from the landfill with just a little extra effort.
Click here for recycling options.
Click here for the Planet Aid Blog.
The Apparel Industry's Environmental Impact: PDF | read online

What Can Be Recycled? A list of 200+ items

Backyard Composting Resources
Learn the basics of composting at home (yard waste and food waste)
Home Composting (Rutgers)
Composting Is Way Easier Than You Think (NRDC)
Composting At Home (EPA)

See How Sussex County is Tackling Foam Recycling

SCMUA's Guide to Proper Battery Management click here for flier

SCMUA's Recycling - Accepted MRP (mixed rigid plastics) click here for brochure

Recycling NJ A website for NJ residents to find ways to recycle within their local area.

A wealth of environmental information; user friendly and even has an App for smart phones:

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