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Hazardous waste disposal events in Morris County on Sept. 25 and Oct. 23

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will hold two more Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days for residents in 2021, with the next opportunity on Sept. 25.

Guidelines regarding acceptable hazardous material are located here: acceptable hazardous materials,  and includes 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 cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape to a 100 pound limit), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid.

Latex paint is not accepted because it is not considered hazardous. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash. Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, will not be accepted.

E-WASTE, used consumer electronics, will not be accepted. Click here or call 973.829.8006 for E-Waste disposal information.

These events are for residential household waste. Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events. Businesses can visit the permanent facility in Mount Olive by appointment only.

 Drop off events are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, Sept. 25, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, N.J.
  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham, N.J.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, MCMUA is requesting that patrons store all materials in the trunk, cargo area, or bed of the vehicle for easy access by the MUA’s contractor, whose team will remove it from the vehicle. All participants dropping off household hazardous materials must wear face coverings, keep their vehicle windows closed, and stay in their vehicles for the duration of the event.

Visit for additional updates regarding our Household Hazardous Waste and other programs as they are  announced.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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