Friday, September 26th, 2008

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will celebrate its 50th anniversary with its annual Recycling Awards Dinner on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Avenue in East Hanover.

In keeping with the 50th anniversary motif, the theme of this year’s dinner is “The Golden Age of Recycling.”

Also during the dinner, the MUA will honor individuals, businesses, municipalities, civic, educational and other groups for their contributions toward waste reduction, reuse, recycling or the purchase and use of recycled products.

Since the MUA began sponsoring the awards dinner in 1988, more than 250 recycling advocates have been recognized.

When the Morris County Freeholders created the MUA in 1958, the agency was strictly a water authority. Over the years, its responsibilities grew to include solid waste reduction, reuse and recycling, household hazardous waste disposal and litter abatement.

The MUA also recently revised the county’s solid waste management plan to emphasize that the recycling of certain materials is mandated by law for all residents, businesses, schools and other institutions in Morris County.

Tickets for the dinner, which begins with a cash bar cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., are $38 per person.

More information may be obtained by calling the Morris County MUA at 973-285-8396, or by visiting the MUA Web site,