Hazardous Waste Events Scheduled

Morris County Public Safety Complex

500 West Hanover Avenue
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Phone: (973) 285-2979
Website: Click to Visit

MORRIS COUNTY - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events September 15 in Parsippany and October 13 at Chatham High School to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products that have accumulated in their homes.

The MUA's disposal day on September 15 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, at the border of Morris Township.

The MUA's disposal day on October 13 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Avenue, Chatham.

IMPORTANT E-WASTE NOTE:  E-Waste (used consumer electronics) will not be accepted. Visit www.mcmua.com or call (973) 829-8006 for E-Waste disposal information.

"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 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. (Click here for complete list)

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.