March 27, 2020 Update
We have some new information and a few reminders for residents, business owners, and those who would like to give help, or who need help, handling the COVID-19 crisis.
First, Gov. Murphy's Executive Order 107 remains in effect throughout the state. That is the 'stay at home' order, which has very limited exceptions. The state's summary can be found here
Please continue to be strictly guided by its mandates. We're gratified by the compliance shown so far, and thank everyone for their cooperation.
Second, so many people have offered to help those who may be particularly susceptible to the virus, or who may otherwise be unable to get out to obtain prescriptions or basic necessities. You can find help by emailing littlesilverhelpers.com, or by calling (732) 383-5017.
Third, donations of hand sanitizer, Lysol and disinfectant wipes for our volunteer first responders can be left at the door to the Firehouse. Our volunteer services have been extraordinary in continuing to respond to every call, never hesitating to put themselves at risk. Please help them with a donation if you are able.
Fourth, donations to first responders, police and others who are in need of personal protection equipment such as masks and gloves, may be dropped off in the vestibule at the front door to Borough Hall.
As always, for those who venture out to make these donations, please practice social distancing and thoroughly wash your hands both before and after dropping off any items.
Fifth, Monmouth County health officials will continue to provide periodic updates of increases in cases throughout the county, but have discontinued providing a town-by-town count. Should that change, we will provide any new data about the number of cases in town. As of March 26, there were 506 positive cases in the county.
Sixth, information has begun to come out about potential help for our small businesses. A summary with contact information can be found here.
Seventh, the county has established a hotline for general questions. You may call (732) 845-2070 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays. Questions may also be emailed to MonmouthCOVID19@visitmonmouth.com.
Eighth, the county advises that donations of personal protective equipment may also be made at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information about making donations can found by calling (732) 842-4000, ext. 4312.
Lastly, some borough updates. Borough Hall, the recycling yard and the Library remain closed to the public. Borough Hall is being sparingly staffed to protect our workers and promote compliance with the stay at home order, so please be patient if your call or inquiry is not immediately answered.
Curbside trash and recycling pickup continues as regularly scheduled. Brush and limb pickup will be performed on a limited basis with a scaled down public works crew, so if you can hold off placing that material to the street, please do so. We know that is an inconvenience, especially during spring clean-up season, and appreciate your assistance and understanding.
And our police will offer gentle reminders and instruction to anyone found not to be in compliance with the governor's order. It's not always easy to know what is and isn't allowed. Our officers continue to work, putting themselves at personal risk, and are here to help all of you. Please keep them in your thoughts as you go about your day.
We wish everyone continued good health, and especially good spirits under trying conditions. Find those silver linings - there are many. Help anyone who may need assistance whenever you are able - it will be appreciated, and the example will go far. Patronize our businesses whenever you can, within the guidelines of the stay at home order. And be kind to each other, in your comments and in your actions. This is new, and not easy.
I will continue to take calls at home (732) 576-8595, or emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd like to reach out or offer assistance to the town or your community.
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING BRUSH / LEAF COLLECTION
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2020 BRUSH ONLY CAN BE PUT TO THE CURB AT ANY TIME FROM JANUARY THRU OCTOBER THERE ARE NO LONGER ZONES FOR BRUSH PLACEMENT OR PICK-UP
THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE PICKING UP BRUSH CONTINUALLY DURING THIS TIME. BRANCHES MUST BE NO MORE THAN 4’ IN LENGTH AND 12” IN DIAMETER AND CHRISTMAS TREES CAN BE PLACED TO CURB AT ANY TIME DURING THE BRUSH COLLECTION PERIOD
LEAVES ONLY CAN BE PUT TO THE CURB FROM NOVEMBER 2ND THRU DECEMBER 29TH. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE PICKING UP LEAVES CONTINUALLY DURING THIS TIME
PLEASE DO NOT MIX BRUSH AND LEAVES, AS PER STATE LAW THEY MUST BE RECYCLED SEPARATELY
PLEASE HELP US WITH DRAINAGE AND DO NOT PLACE BRUSH OR LEAVES WITHIN 10 FEET OF A STORM DRAIN. THANK YOU.
IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION
Plastic bags of any type are no longer allowed in with recycling materials. This applies to both curbside pickup and drop off at the Public Works yard. Recycling materials are to be placed loose in all recycling containers or dumpsters. Plastic bags cause delays and jams of the sorting machines during processing. If plastic bags are found in any recycling load taken to the County site for disposal, the entire recycling load will be rejected at significant cost to the Borough.
If plastic bags continue to appear in the dumpsters at the Public Works yard the Borough may be forced to close the recycling area Monday thru Friday, leaving only Saturday hours available, along with your regularly scheduled curbside pickup.
Everyone’s cooperation is sincerely appreciated.
If you have any questions please call Borough Hall at 732-842-2400.
Do not give any information to unsolicited phone callers at any time. Please click below for more information.
For more information or to register you or a family member in this valuable program, please go to www.MCSNRNJ.org or call 732-431-6400 ext. 1188.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Officer Peter Gibson at the Little Silver Police Department at 732-747-5900.
or click “Report Outage” link at www.jcp-l.com
Borough of Little Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Trash Collection Schedule
Zone 1 - Monday & Thursday
Zone 2 - Tuesday & Friday
Trash is to be placed to the curb the night before a scheduled pick up.
3 Bulk Items are allowed on the 2nd pick up of the week. Only furniture and carpeting are allowed for bulk pick up. All other items must go to the Monmotuh County Reycling Center.