MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is urging Denville residents to participate in two free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events where they can properly discard unwanted hazardous household products.

The events will take place Sept. 15 in Parsippany and Oct. 13 at Chatham High School, said the authority.

The MUA's disposal day on Sept. 15 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave. in Parsippany, at the border of Morris Township.The MUA's disposal day on Oct. 13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham.

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E-Waste (used consumer electronics) will not be accepted. Residents are urged to 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 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 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 and 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.The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. People can also call the MUA at 973-829-8006 or visit www.MCMUA.com.