PARSIPPANY, NJ – A hazardous waste drop-off events will be held on Sept. 12 at the Public Safety Training Academy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 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.

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The MUA is requesting that all materials be stored 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. Please plan your visit accordingly.


For residents who are unable to attend this event, the MUA also plan to host an event Saturday, Oct. 10, at Chatham High School.


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, 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.

IMPORTANT E-WASTE and LATEX PAINT NOTE: e-waste (used consumer electronics) and latex paint will not be accepted. Click here or call 973-829-8006 for e-waste disposal information. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.

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.

Google maps lists the address of the Training Academy as 500 West Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960. It’s across from Morris View Drive.

The events will be rain or shine.


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