Hazardous Waste Collection Set for Chatham High School, Saturday, Oct 18

Computers, fax machines, etc., will be some of the items that can be recycled Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM -- Morris County residents are invited to dispose of household hazardous wastes and unwanted electronic equipment on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave.

The free collection event is sponsored by Morris County’s Municipal Utilities Authority.

Acceptable E-waste includes televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, scanners and audio equipment for recycling.

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Typical household hazardous wastes to be accepted include antifreeze, batteries, fire extinguishers, fluorescent tubes, motor oil, mercury, oil paints and stains, pesticides and other items.  

There are no maximum amounts of household hazardous waste that Morris County residents may bring per visit, except no more than 55 gallons of used motor oil and no more than 100 pounds of asbestos will be accepted per person. Materials will not be accepted in containers larger than five gallons. All materials must be in clearly marked containers with the contents identified.

Unacceptable items include tires, smoke detectors, medical wastes and appliances. Latex paint will not be accepted and can be dried solid and disposed of in regular household garbage.

For more information call the MCMUA at 973-829-8006 or visit their website at www.MCMUA.com.

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