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Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2020

COVID Guidelines Require Face Coverings, All Materials in the Trunk

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day THIS Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham. This is the final drop-off for the year.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants dropping off household hazardous materials must wear face coverings, keep their vehicle windows closed, and stay in their vehicles for the duration of the event.

MUA logoThe MCMUA is requesting patrons to store all materials in the trunk, cargo area, or bed of the vehicle for easy access by the MUA’s contractor, whose team will remove it from the vehicle. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Please visit for additional updates regarding our Household Hazardous Waste and other programs as they are announced.


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. View the flyer here.MUA's Last 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off is THIS Saturday in Chatham

Also accepted are aerosol cans (not empty), propane and helium cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape to a 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 is not accepted. Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, also will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT E-WASTE and LATEX PAINT NOTE:  E-Waste (used consumer electronics) and latex paint will not be accepted. For e-waste disposal information,  click here  or call 973.829.8006. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.

These events are for residential household waste. Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events. Businesses can visit the permanent facility in Mount Olive by appointment only.