PARSIPPANY, NJ — Morris County is hosting a free hazardous waste and electronics collection this weekend in Parsippany, open to Parsippany residents and all county residents.  The waste collection will be held this Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Academy at 500 West Hanover Ave in Parsippany. All residents can dispose of their household waste for free (industrial waste is not being collected).

Items being collected include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, televisions, 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, muriatic acid. Latex paint is not hazardous and is not being accepted.

Explosive waste is also not being collected.

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“These events are designed to provide county residents with a free and relatively easy opportunity to properly dispose of items that can be harmful to the environment, and which should not find their way into the regular trash disposal stream,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers.

“We are pleased the MUA provides free drop-off programs for Morris County resident to make getting rid of household hazardous waste and E-waste is safe, convenient and free,” added Myers, who is the county governing body’s liaison to the MUA.