Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has extended its deadline for nominations for recycling awards to May 14.

Each year, the MCMUA honors individuals, businesses, educational institutions, civic and religious organizations, as well as municipalities whose actions have contributed toward the success of waste prevention, re-use, litter abatement and recycling, including the purchase and use of items containing recycled material, said Penny Jones, Recycling Education Specialist with the MCMUA.

The MCMUA is also seeking nominations for the Hy Nadel Creativity Award, established in 2010 in memory of Herman (Hy) Nadel of Lincoln Park, who was a member of the MCMUA Board for more than 17 years, including six years as chairman and three years as vice chairman.

“Nominees for this award should have a passion for recycling and for creatively nurturing planet Earth,” Jones said.

The awards will be presented at the 25th Annual Morris County Recycling Awards Dinner that will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. The theme of this year’s dinner is “Food for Thought – the Past, the Present and the Future of Recycling.”

“We’d like people to reflect on the early years of mandatory recycling in Morris County, how far we’ve come and the possibilities for the future,” Jones said.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from the MCMUA Web site,, completed and mailed to Penny Jones, Recycling Education Specialist, Morris County MUA, P.O. Box 370, Mendham, NJ 07945-0370.

The forms and additional information may also be obtained by calling the MUA at (973) 285-8395.