Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop-off at no charge unwanted hazardous materials and electronic devices including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions from their homes. This event will be conducted rain or shine and 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 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. For information about the safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973-631-5109.

Morris County residents who are unable to make it to the June 11 event can schedule an appointment to bring their materials to the MCMUA Permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility in Mount Olive by calling 973-631-5109.

More information about the event may be obtained by calling 973-285-8394, or by visiting the MCMUA website, www.MCMUA.com.