Household Hazardous Waste And Electronics Collection Day In Chatham

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled a free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-Off events, to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes.

The MUA has set up Oct. 1 in Chatham, to make it easier for residents to get rid of unwanted items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Chatham High School in Chatham. The event will be held rain or shine.

“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.”

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-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 this event is for residential household waste and electronics only. Businesses are not permitted to attend.

Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions to each location, at

The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste and electronics by appointment only at its Mt. Olive Transfer Station. For information, visit:

Call the MUA at 973-631-5109 for additional questions.

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