Dear Resident,

Marlboro Office of Emergency Management continues to keep a watch on a storm system expected to bring wind and rain to our area from Thursday through Friday with impacts from the cold behind the system lasting through the holiday weekend.  Please take a moment to review my storm email sent yesterday and linked HERE.  

Christmas/New Year Holiday Schedule: Please note that Town Hall Municipal Offices and the Recycling Center are CLOSED on Monday, December 26 (Christmas Day observed)

And Monday, January 2 (New Year’s Day observed)

The recycling center will be open normal hours on December 24 and December 31.

The drop box in the Town Hall lobby is available 24/7 and many services are available on-line HERE. The police are open 24/7 and can be reached at 732-536-0100. Emergencies (crimes in progress) dial 911. 

Please see below for more.    


Fire Safety Message – Winter Holidays can mean a greater for fire danger.  The National Fire Protection Association provides safety tips to keep you and your family safe, while enjoying the holiday season.  Winter Holiday Safety and Christmas Tree Safety

Porch Pirates – Don’t let Porch Pirates get to your deliveries before you do.  Here are some tips to prevent theft of your holiday packages:  Prevent Package Thefts 

Vacation Safety – Add safety to your packing list.  Register for a free police security check to request extra patrols while you are away. Request this service by reading the WAIVER FORM and completing the REQUEST FOR SECURITY CHECK. Be social media savvy. Don’t post requests that give away your schedule and wait until you are home to post pictures of your vacation. Arrange for packages to be delayed, delivered elsewhere or collected by a neighbor and do the same for mail.

Safety Update – Please remember to lock your car doors, take the key fobs inside, remove garage door openers, lock your doors and set alarms.  If you have not yet done so request an ‘I Took the Pledge’ lawn sign and download the ‘Neighbors’ app.  To read more about how we, as a community, are working together to keep our home and property safe, click HERE.


The official Marlboro Township Recycling calendar is in the email to every home and is posted on line and linked HERE. Look for the red and green cover printed on cardstock and the words ‘Official Township Calendar’ in red.  Most recycling questions are addressed in this calendar.  Please keep handy and refer to throughout the year. 

December Bagged Leaf Collection - Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags. Zones 1, 8, 6 & 7 will be the week of December 19.  Zones 3, 5, 2 & 4 will be collected the week of December 26.  The Township provides 25 leaf bags to every home at no charge. Simply complete the SDL form HERE and bring the emailed permit with you to DPW Monday to Friday from 7am to 2:30 pm.

The Department of Public Works has completed curbside piled leaf collection. If you still have leaves curbside, you may bring them to the recycling center, hire a private contractor to remove them, or bag them for January collection. Direct questions to

January Christmas Tree and Bagged Leaf Collection – Christmas Tree collection will be the weeks of January 9 and 16 for all zones.  Place trees curbside with decorations removed (tinsel may remain) and do not wrap trees in plastic. Bagged leaf collection will be the week of January 9 for zones 1, 8, 2 & 4 and week of January 16 for zones 3, 5, 6 & 7.  Free leaf bags are available by completing the SDL form HERE and bring the emailed permit with you to DPW Monday to Friday from 7am to 2:30 pm.

Inclement Weather Notice - We remind residents that, as we enter the winter months and the greater chance of inclement weather, all curbside collections are weather permitting and are subject to cancellations or rescheduling by the Marlboro Office of Emergency Management.  Notice will be made via email and social media. For that reason, items may not be placed curbside more than once week prior to your scheduled pickup week.  We thank you for your cooperation. 


Recreation – Registration for Winter Break Programs and programming for adults 60+ is underway.  See the Recreation letter HERE for more. 


COVID-19 Tests – Every household is eligible to order 4 free at-home tests from the US Government. Click here for more:

Pet License and Alarm Registration is CLOSED until 2023.  The new forms will be available in the new year. 

Parking Spots Available – There are parking spots available at our commuter lots. For more information, and to secure a parking spot please visit the parking portal, linked HERE.

ANCHOR Program (Date Extended!) – This replaces the Homestead Benefits program and provides property tax relief to NJ residents who owned or rented their principal residence and meet the income requirements.  Filing deadline is now January 31, 2023 and renters whose units are under a PILOT agreement are now eligible.  For more, visit the state website HERE.   

COVID-19 Ratepayer Relief Measures –Measures are in place to provide relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The NJ Department of Community Affairs has developed a low income household water assistance program.  Please review the letter from the Marlboro Water Utility HERE.

This will be the final Weekend Update of 2022. I hope you find this weekly email a convenient way to receive all town ‘need-to-know’ information. Should you miss an update or want to review prior information, prior updates are posted on the Township Website HERE 

Please ensure that your weather app notifications are turned on and leave extra time if you are traveling this weekend.  I wish you and yours a safe and joyous holiday season, and a happy and healthy New Year.

Yours in Community,

Mayor Jon Hornik