Thursday, August 27th, 2009

You can drop-off unwanted household hazardous materials and electronic devices Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event is being sponsored by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, and will be conducted rain or shine.

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 that are acceptable at this event, a per component demanufacturing fee will be charged 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.

Materials that will be accepted include pesticides; herbicides; fertilizers; oil-based paints and stains; paint thinners and removers; solvents; automotive fluids; batteries; pool and darkroom chemicals; aerosol cans that ere not empty; propane and helium cylinders; small quantities of asbestos that is 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, nor will explosive or highly reactive materials such as picric acid or nitro compounds be accepted. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call (973)-631-5109.

The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy is located at 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany.

A Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event has also been scheduled for Nov. 1 at the Jefferson Township Department of Public Works.

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