TRENTON, NJ --   Common residential chemical waste or used electronics can pile up in basements and garages causing dangers to the house.  That's why Mercer County is working to removed these materials from homes in a safe manner.

The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, Sept. 28  from 8 a.m. to 2 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.   Commercial or industrial waste will not be accepted.

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.

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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.

Under the state's Electronic Waste Management Act televisions and all personal or portable computers such as a desktop, notebook and laptop computers, as well as computer monitors must be recycled and not disgarded into the regular waste disposal. 

The event only is open to Mercer County residents who will need to show proof of residency but do not need to register in advance.

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