Posted Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
This Saturday, Sept. 12, is the day to get rid of unwanted hazardous household products that have been accumulating in your basement or garage, and old electronic equipment that’s been sitting dormant in den or your college student’s room.
That’s 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 on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, right near the borders of Morris Township and Morris Plains.
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 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