Monday, August 22nd, 2016

SEPT. 10 IN PARSIPPANY AND OCT. 1 IN CHATHAM —FOR ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two upcoming free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-Off events, to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes.

HHWThe MUA has set up two dates, September 10 in Parsippany and Oct. 1 in Chatham, to make it easier for residents from all 39 municipalities to get rid of unwanted items:

  • 10: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, at the border of Morris Township.
  • 1: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928

Both events will be held rain or shine.

Christine Myers

Christine Myers

“These events are designed to provide county residents with a free and relatively easy opportunity to properly dispose of items that can be harmful to the environment, and which should not find their way into the regular trash disposal stream,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers, who is the county governing board’s liaison to the MUA.

“We are pleased the MUA provides free drop-off programs for Morris County resident to make getting rid of household hazardous waste and E-waste is safe, convenient and free.”

Morris County residents who have started 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 (http://mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp) 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-100 pound limit), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid.

HHHW Latex paint is not considered hazardous, so it will not be accepted. Latex paint can be disposed of in the normal trash after drying out the paint by mixing an absorbent such as kitty litter in the can.

 Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, will not be accepted.

It is important to note that these events are for residential household waste and electronics only. Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events.

Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions to each location, at http://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp

The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste and electronics by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. For information, visit: http://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_pfac.asp

Call the MUA at 973-631-5109 if you have questions on any of this information.