Posted Monday, September 18th, 2017
SATURDAY (SEPT. 23) AT PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY IN PARSIPPANY — ALSO OCT. 28 IN PEQUANNOCK
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-Off events this fall, with the first to be held this Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Academy in Parsippany.
The MUA also has scheduled a similar event in the northeastern section of the county on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Pequannock.
The goal is to provide a safe and convenient method for residents from all 39 Morris County municipalities safely and properly discard unwanted hazardous household products, and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes.
These are both rain or shine events.
“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.
“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,” added Myers, who is the county governing body’s liaison to the MUA.
Morris County residents who are in the midst of late summer and early 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 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.
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. The event is not open to businesses.
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
Questions? Call the MUA at 973-829-8006 or visit www.MCMUA.com.