Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The Morris County MUA will hold its final 2015 free Household Hazardous Waste and Computer /TV Drop-Off Event on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Jefferson public works department, giving Morris County residents a chance to easily dispose of unwanted hazardous household products and old electronic equipment.        

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day Set for Oct. 18 in Jefferson
In addition to paints and thinners and auto and household cleaning products, drop off old computers, monitors, printers, and TVs.

The disposal event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson D.P.W. facility at 1033 Weldon Rd. (for GPS: Lake Hopatcong, N.J. 07849). It is open to all county residents.

Morris County residents who have been working on their fall cleaning projects can drop-off, at no charge, unwanted hazardous materials and electronic devices, including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions from their homes.    

The list of acceptable hazardous materials include, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, lead acid and rechargeable batteries, pool chemicals, and darkroom chemicals.

Also accepted are 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. Latex paint will not be accepted.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day Set for Oct. 18 in Jefferson

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.

It is important to note that this event is for residential household waste and electronics. Businesses are not permitted to attend this disposal event. For information on business disposal, call 973- 631-5109

This is the third disposal event held this year by the Morris County MUA. Previous events were held at the Morris County Public Safety Academy in Parsippany on May 30 and Sept. 12.

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