Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Mark Sept. 12 on your calendar as the day to get rid of all of your unwanted hazardous household products and old electronic equipment that has been accumulating in your basement or garage.
Saturday, Sept. 12 is the date for the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event.
It will take place from 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.
Morris County residents 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.
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
For more information about these events, call (973) 285-8394, or visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website, www.MCMUA.com
Another Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-off event has been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Department of Public Works garage.
The MUA holds several disposal days each year at the County Academy and other locations around Morris County. For more specific information, visit: http://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp