TRENTON, NJ - The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host its routine Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day for residens to dispose of materials that have piled up in their garages, sheds or basements.
The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) Disposal Day will take place on Friday, September 18 between 12:00pm and 5:00 pm and Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m at the John T. Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence. Goods brought for disposal must be household items.
Acceptable chemicals and hazardous waste items include: aerosol cans, used motor oil, propane gas tanks, pesticides and herbicides, car batteries, paint thinner, oil-based paint, stains and varnishes, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, insect repellents, mercury, fluorescent and CFL bulbs.
Materials not accepted: latex paint, heating oil, infectious waste, radioactive materials, explosives or munitions, railroad ties, asbestos, tires, wood, fencing, air conditioners, helium or oxygen tanks, humidifiers, hehumidifiers, and unknowns.
Acceptable used electronic items include: computers, printers, fax machines, stereos, televisions, microwaves.
Those who bring items to the drop-off location must adhere to safety protocols. Only one person per vehicle should drop off materials. They must remain in their vehicles with the windows rolled up. Items to be disposed must be placed in the trunk of the car; not in the passenger seats. Containers with the items in them will not be returned.
Those who do not adhere to these guidelines will be turned away.
For more information, visit the Mercer County Improvement Authority.
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