PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s first household hazardous waste drop-off event will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The drop-off will be at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, and it is free.

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.

For an exhaustive list of acceptable materials, visit

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Latex paint is not considered hazardous, so it is not accepted. 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.

It is important to note that these events are for residential household waste only, and not for business disposal.

IMPORTANT E-WASTE and LATEX PAINT NOTE:  E-Waste (used consumer electronics) and latex paint will not be accepted

For electronic waste information, visit: or call 973-829-8006.

Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions at

The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. For information, visit:

Questions? Call the MUA at 973-829-8006 or visit is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal news site that serves residents, organizations and business owners of Denville, New Jersey.

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