MONTVILLE, NJ – The township will be holding a free paper shredding, electronics recycling and prescription drug drop-off event on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the Municipal Building parking lot. Blue recycling cans will also be given out (one per family) until supplies run out.
The event is rain or shine, and is open to all township residents and businesses. Proof of residency/business in town is required.
As a courtesy to our residents and businesses, Morris County will be providing a prescription drug drop-off unit which will allow residents to drop off their expired, unused, or unwanted medications for safe and convenient disposal.
NOTE: While we would like to accommodate every resident/business owner and all of their shredding needs, based on demand, we are limiting the number of boxes per vehicle to a maximum of 10.
Paper shredding guidelines:
All types of paper such as financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records are acceptable. Papers with staples, paper clips, and small butterfly clips are acceptable. Spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, hard metal, and plastic are not acceptable. If documents are stored in plastic bags and cartons, the contents will be recycled but the plastic bags and cartons will be returned.
Electronics recycling guidelines:
Acceptable items include: computers (desktops, laptops, tablets), servers, scanners, printers, ink/toner cartridges, computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers, webcams, microphones, etc.), LED/LCD monitors, LED/LCD plasma televisions, microwaves, toaster ovens, copy machines, fax machines, typewriters, telephones and answering machines, smart phones, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, battery backups, GPS units, audio equipment (receivers, amplifiers, radios, boom boxes, CD players, ipods, MP3 players, Pro Audio), video equipment (VCRs, Blu-ray players, DVD players, soundboards, projectors), network equipment (modems, switches, hubs, routers), telecommunication equipment, medical equipment, laboratory equipment, electrical & testing equipment, circuit boards (all grades), cables, wires, power cords, power strips, rechargeable dry cell batteries, sealed lead-acid batteries, and ballasts (non-PCB), air conditioners.
Non-acceptable materials include: alkaline batteries, mercury-containing devices (thermostats, medical devices, thermometers), scavenged CRTs (cathode ray tube) TVs & monitors (containing broken glass or broken housing), household hazardous waste, materials containing liquids, radioactive materials, PCB containing materials, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and light bulbs (LED, CFL, incandescent, etc.).
Acceptable items include pills, capsules, patches, vitamins, samples, pet medications and over-the-counter medications. Medication packaging also will be accepted, such as pill bottles and small medication boxes.
Non-Acceptable medical material include: syringes, liquids, lances for diabetic testing, inhalers, thermometers and aerosol cans, and of course any type of trash.
The Municipal Building is located at 195 Changebridge Road.
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