Mark Sept. 12 on the calendar as the day to get rid of all unwanted hazardous household products that have been accumulating in basement or garage, and old electronic equipment that’s been sitting dormant in children and college student’s rooms. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day is set for Sat., Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Drop off old computers, monitors, printers and televisions at the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s free event at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany. Morris County residents can to drop-off, at no charge, unwanted hazardous materials and electronic devices, including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions from their homes.
The long 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 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 Sun., 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: https://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp.