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Morris County Announces Fall Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

MORRIS COUNTY —The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) is set to organize two Household Hazardous Waste Disposal days this autumn.

  • When & Where:
    • Saturday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany.
    • Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains.

This initiative provides Morris County residents an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous household materials. It’s important to note that businesses are excluded from this event.

Note: Electronic devices, or e-waste, will no longer be accepted during these one-day events. Residents seeking information on recycling such items can reach out to MCMUA at (973) 829-8006.

Accepted Materials:

  • Aerosol cans, asbestos, automotive fluids
  • Driveway sealant, roofing tar, fire extinguishers
  • Gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, household cleaning products
  • Various batteries including lead acid, button cell, lithium-ion, and rechargeable ones
  • Mercury-containing bulbs and devices, muriatic acid
  • Oil-based paints, stains, lacquers, varnishes, thinners, removers, and solvents
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, photo chemicals, pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks (up to 20 pounds).

Items Not Accepted:

  • Alkaline, carbon zinc batteries, business waste, compressed gas cylinders
  • Containers exceeding five gallons, empty containers, explosives
  • Waste from outside of Morris County, highly reactive materials, medical waste
  • Radioactive materials, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Unknown or unlabeled materials used are consumer electronics, water-based, and latex paints.

For further details or queries, residents can contact (973) 829-8006 or explore the MCMUA website by clicking here.

Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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