Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event Sunday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Department of Public Works, 1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong.

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.

Acceptable materials include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans that are not empty, propane and helium cylinders, small quantities of asbestos that are 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.

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