TRENTON, NJ --  It's time to clean out those sheds, closets and garages to get rid of unnecessary household hazardous materials and electronics by disposing of them safely at Saturday’s Mercer County Improvements Authority's special recycling event.   

Mercer County residents can bring their household hazardous materials and electronics to the John T. Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrenceville on Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Several similar events are held throughout the year. 

“The Mercer County Improvement Authority is providing an excellent opportunity for Mercer County residents,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “Residents can easily, safely dispose of their dangerous chemical and electronic waste, and then relax and let Mercer County take care of the rest.”

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Examples of hazardous materials accepted for safe disposal are: pool chemicals, oil based paint and paint thinner, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, batteries and lightbulbs, and aerosol cans.   Air conditioners, infectious waste, heating oil, explosives and munitions are among hazardous materials not accepted.  Electronics accepted to recycle are: computers, laptops, cable and wires, printers, telephones and cell phones. Household appliances are not accepted.  

A full list of materials that can and cannot be accepted is available at MCIA website http://www.mcianj.org/.

The next recycling day will be held on September 28, 2019.   

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