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Posted Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Event Open to ALL Morris County Residents — Location is Pequannock Valley Park

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will hold the its final 2017 free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-Off event this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pequannock Valley Park on Marvin Road in Pequannock.

Morris County MUA logo

This will be the third MUA Drop-Off event this year and the first in the northeastern section of the county. The June 3 and Sept. 23 events occurred at the county’s Public Safety Academy grounds in Parsippany.

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.

This is a rain or shine event.

  • Oct. 28: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 (between Alexander Ave and Village Road)

“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.

Freeholder Christine Myers

Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers

“We are particularly pleased the MUA is holding this event in Pequannock to provide a convenient drop-off location for resident in this region of the county,” 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.

work bench containing paint cans, thinner and other HHW items

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.Cart filled with HHW disposable items

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.