RANDOLPH, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority's next free household hazardous waste drop-off event will be held at the County College of Morris, parking lot #1, 214A Center Grove Rd., Randolph on Saturday, June 8. Drop-offs can be made from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. 

IMPORTANT E-WASTE and LATEX PAINT NOTE:  E-Waste (used consumer electronics) and latex paint will not be accepted. Instead, go to the Montville Township electronic recycle event taking place at the Municipal building from 9 a.m. to noon on the same date, June 8. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.

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.

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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.

Latex paint is not considered hazardous, so it is not accepted. Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, also will not be accepted.

It is important to note that these events are for residential household waste. Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events.

Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions, at http://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp or contact the MCMUA at 973-829-8006.

The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. For information, visit: http://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_pfac.asp

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