Monday, April 1st, 2013

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/Electronics Drop-off event on Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Township Department of Public Works, 1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong.

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.

The Jefferson Township event is the first of four Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/Electronics Drop-off events that have been scheduled this year.  The others will take place June 22 and Sept. 14 at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy and Oct. 19 at the Pequannock Township Municipal Building.

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

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