If you are cleaning up debris from your private lakefront area, separate from the Nov. 9 event, please take a moment to print up and fill out the document below and send it to Donna Macalle-Holly (firstname.lastname@example.org or 37 Nolan's Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849) for reporting purposes. Thanks!!!
10/24/13 Update about lake debris disposal -- see below for basic cleanup details
The four lake municipalities
have made arrangements for lakefront property owners to dispose of debris only
which includes tires, wood, metal, etc. removed from the Lake Hopatcong, but
not vegetative waste. Dumpsters will be available for lake debris at select
locations listed below from November 1 – 16. Lakefront property owners
should make every effort to bring debris to dumpsters or place lake debris
curbside (see specific details below for your town). In addition to these
arrangements, residents can complete the form below to report debris stuck in
lake bed for the DPW to attempt to remove.
Hopatcong BoroughPlace debris "curbside," DPW will be making pick-ups over the following week.
Call DPW office at 973-398-3611 Tuesday Nov. 12 through Friday Nov 15 for a pickup by appointment.
Or you can bring debris to a dumpster at the DPW yard, 120 River Styx Road, Saturday Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 12 through Friday Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
available at Ashley Cove (corner of Ripplewood Drive and Espanong Road) and
East Shore Beach (off of McNabb Road). DO NOT PUT TIRES IN THE DUMPSTERS.
removing tires from lakebed can dispose of standard size tires only at
Jefferson Twp. Health Center, 57 Minnisink Road (area past the dog pound in the
back; standard size tires only) or call 973-208-3639 if assistance is needed.
(Jefferson garbage hauler) will pick up a metal debris on Wednesday from
curbside. Call 973-697-1500 and ask for a metal pick up.
Mount Arlington BoroughSeparate dumpsters for lake debris and tire recycling (standard size tires only)
for Mt. Arlington residents only available at Mt. Arlington Recycling Center, 1
Altenbrand Road from 11/9-11/16/13 accessible during the week from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Collection of any “lake related” debris gathered during the
clean-up beginning on Monday, Nov 11 by appointment. Call the Public Works
office at 973-448-2069 for lake-debris pickup.
In conjunction with the five-year 60" drawdown, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is coordinating a lake-wide clean-up effort of areas that can be accessed during the lower lake level. This is a collaborative effort that includes the four municipalities (Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington, and Roxbury), Morris and Sussex counties, the Morris County Park Commission, Hopatcong State Park, and the Musconetcong Watershed Association.
The clean-up will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (In the event of an extreme weather event, such as a hurricane or blizzard, the clean-up will be postponed one week to Saturday, November 16.)
The effort will be conducted only along the perimeter of the lake bottom and not on any streets. There are 30+ access points with 5 to 10 volunteers at each location.
A team captain will be assigned to each team and provide all volunteers with gloves and trash bags donated by Morris and Sussex County Clean Community programs. Team captains will review the cleanup process and safety information with all team members. Volunteers will walk along designated areas of the lake shoreline to pick up debris. Recyclable debris will be placed in clear bags and non-recyclable material in dark bags. Volunteers will leave all trash bags on the road near the access point for pickup by the DPW. Large debris that cannot be removed should be reported to the team captain for possible removal by the DPW at a later date.
If you live on the lake and have debris to dispose of, the municipalities will provide dumpsters, which will be available to accept LAKE DEBRIS ONLY (not tires from docks or vegetative waste) from Monday, November 4 to Saturday, November 16, 2013. See above for Dumpster locations.
As part of the community cleanup of Lake Hopatcong, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is working with municipal Departments of Public Works to arrange for removal of LAKE DEBRIS ONLY stuck in the lake bottom, which can be accessed from the shoreline during the 5-foot drawdown. Complete the form below for submission to the LHF. Anticipated pickup of debris will occur in early to mid-November.