POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s free household hazardous waste drop-off event, the last one in 2019, will be held on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, 07444, rain or shine.

County residents are invited, but not businesses.

Don’t bring latex paint because that is not hazardous. Take off the lid and let it dry out or mix it with cat litter and let it dry. Then put it with your regular garbage.

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Regular batteries, ie, not rechargeable, should also be placed in your regular garbage.

Acceptable materials to be dropped off:

  • There are no maximum amounts per visit, except no more than 55 gallons of used motor oil and no more than 100 lbs. of asbestos per person. Note: no one may drop off 100 lbs. of asbestos multiple times as a means to dispose of more than 100 lbs of asbestos.
  • Materials will not be accepted in containers larger than five gallons in size.
  • All materials must be in clearly marked containers with the contents identified.
     

Common examples of acceptable materials include the following:

  • adhesives
  • aerosol cans
  • asbestos in small quantities, must be under 100 lbs., wet down, double-bagged, sealed with duct tape, and sized to fit into 55-gallon drums
  • automotive cleaning products
  • automotive fluids such as oil, antifreeze and brake, diesel, transmission and steering fluids, etc.
  • automotive used oil filters
  • batteries for car, boat, motorcycles and/or ATVs (lead-acid)
  • batteries, if they are rechargeable (NiCd, NiMH, Lithium-Ion) and/or hazardous dry-cell batteries (button-cell and lithium). Alkaline batteries are not hazardous and are not accepted (put them into the garbage).
  • caulks
  • caustic cleaning materials
  • cooking oils (vegetable, peanut oil, etc. can be new or used)
  • corrosive liquids and solids
  • driveway sealant and roofing tar if they contain coal tar or petroleum distillates
  • fire extinguishers
  • flammable liquids (lighter fluid, diesel fuel)
  • fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) that contain mercury
  • gasoline/diesel gas (must be transported in a certified gas can)
  • household hazardous cleaning products - must be considered hazardous but note, most are not hazardous.
  • kerosene
  • muriatic acid
  • nail polish and nail polish remover (acetone)
  • oil-based paints and varnishes, stains, lacquers (liquid or solidified)
  • pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers (bug sprays, bug killers, home defense and repellents)
  • photography and printing chemicals (fixers, toners and inks)
  • pool chemicals and chlorine
  • propane cylinders (BBQ-sized propane cylinders cost $5/cyl. at the permanent HHW facility and there is no charge for camping stove-sized propane cylinders)
  • solvents and paint thinners
  • thermometers and thermostats containing mercury

Unacceptable materials:

  • Explosives or highly reactive materials since these may be dangerous!
  • Materials in containers larger than five gallons in size
  • Materials in unlabeled containers and/or containers with unknown contents
  • Dried, hard, solid latex paint or empty paint cans; these are accepted for disposal at the transfer stations with other non-hazardous solid waste. Residents should remove the lids from these dried-out cans and dispose of both types into their household garbage.
  • Appliances such as microwave ovens, washers, dryers; freon-containing appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers.
  • Biologic agents
  • Compressed gas cylinders (oxygen, acetylene)
  • Construction materials such as wood, brick, treated lumber, asphalt, or concrete
  • Radioactive materials or X-ray machines (ionizing)
  • Regulated medical waste, including pharmaceuticals, syringes, sharps and needles
  • Smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Tires

Go to http://mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp for more information.

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