Hazardous Waste & Computer/TV Disposal
Posted: April 6, 2011
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal/Used Consumer Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.
Morris County residents will be able to drop-off unwanted hazardous materials and electronic devices including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines and televisions from their households. Businesses are not allowed to participate.
In addition to the electronic devices mentioned above, acceptable materials include: pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, rechargeable and button cell batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans (not empty), propane 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, and muriatic acid.
Latex paint will not be accepted, nor will explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973.631.5109.
As of 2011, there is no longer a fee for residents to drop-off and recycle electronics. There is, however, a $5.00 fee for each barbeque-sized propane cylinder. Payment must be made by check only.
An additional disposal day will follow on June 11th, also at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany
For more information, call 973.829.8006 or visit the MCMUA website.