Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., 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 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.

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 June 23 at Chatham High School; Sept. 8 at the Public Safety Training Academy; and Nov. 4 at the Jefferson Department of Public Works.

For more information about these events, call (973) 285-8394, or visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website, http://www.mcmua.com/.