Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event on Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, formerly the Firefighters and Police Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop-off unwanted hazardous materials and electronic devices including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions from their homes.

Although there is no charge for most of the materials, there is a per component demanufacturing fee for computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions, with the fee based on the size of the item.

A $5 per item fee will be charged for barbeque-sized propane cylinders.

This event is for all Morris County residents. Businesses will not be permitted to attend this disposal event.

Acceptable materials include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans(not empty), propane and helium cylinders, small quantities of asbestos(wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions.

Latex paint will not be accepted.

Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, will not be accepted. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call (973)-631-5109.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off events have also been scheduled for Sept. 13 at the Academy, and Nov. 2 at the Jefferson Township Department of Public Works.

For more information about these events, call (973) 285-8394, or visit www.MCMUA.com.