MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event this Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Parsippany to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products that have accumulated in their homes.
The MUA also has set up three additional disposal events: June 9 and September 15 in Parsippany, and October 13 at Chatham High School, to make it easier for residents from all 39 municipalities to get rid of unwanted items.
IMPORTANT E-WASTE NOTE: E-Waste (used consumer electronics) will not be accepted. Call (973) 829-8006 for e-waste disposal information.
This Saturday’s rain or shine event will be held at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave. in Parsippany, at the border of Morris Township.
“These events are designed to provide county residents with a free and relatively easy opportunity to properly dispose of household 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, who is the county governing board’s liaison to the MUA.
“We are pleased the MUA provides free drop-off programs for Morris County resident to make getting rid of household hazardous waste safe, convenient and free,” she added.
Morris County residents who have done their spring cleaning projects can drop-off, at no charge, unwanted hazardous materials.
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. (For complete list click here.)
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 is not accepted. Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, also will not be accepted.
It is important to note that these events are for residential household waste. Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events.
Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions, by clicking here. The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. For information click here.
Questions? Call the MUA at (973) 829-8006 or click here.