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Rockaway Township

Rockaway Township is a great community to live, work and play.
  • Incorporated in 1844
  • Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) Form of Government
  • Mayor - elected for a four-year term
  • Nine (9) Member Council - elected for four-year terms of office
  • Six (6) Wards and Three (3) at large-members
  • 11th Congressional District (Mikie Sherrill)
  • 2010 Census 24,156 residents and 8,983 households
  • Located in Morris County
  • 45,546 square miles
  • Lakes, rivers, mountains, wildlife, hiking trails including Farney State Park, Wildcat Ridge WMA, Mount Hope Historical Park and Splitrock Reservoir.
  • National Register of Historic Places include Split Rock Furnace and Ford-Faesch Manor House

Garbage, Recycle

        Rockaway Township's staff picks up recycle every other week  and bulk pickup once a month, curbside. 
        Resident garbage pickup needs to be contracted privately by the homeowner:(Waste Management (1-800-745-5616), N. Tassielli Disposal (973-627-4300), or Blue Diamond (973-598-9800).
  • Recycle and Bulk Schedule can be found at: Schedule
  • Recycle is single stream (all items can be in one can).
  • Recycle may be dropped off at one of two sites.  
  • Leaf and Brush Collection is from April through December.
  • Recycle App may be downloaded onto your smart phone.

Voting Information​

Voting Information is available in the Municipal Clerk's office.  

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School Information

Rockaway Township has five neighborhood elementary schools (K-5th), one middle school (6th-8th) and two regional high schools (9th-12th).


Rockaway Township has options for transportation.

  • Lakeland Bus Lines
  • New Jersey Transit Bus Service
  • Senior Transportation (Dial-a-Ride)


Electric Company- JCP&L
Gas Company - NJNG

Fire Departments

Rockaway Township has Five volunteer fire companies.

Rockaway Township Free Public Libray