Hazardous Waste Disposal Events in Morris County on Sept. 25 & Oct. 23

Published on August 25, 2021

Man takes hazardous waste out of trunk

COVID-19 Guidelines Require Face Coverings, All Materials in the Trunk

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will hold two more Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days for residents in 2021, with the next opportunity on Sept. 25. 

Guidelines regarding acceptable hazardous material are located here: acceptable hazardous materials,  and 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.

MUA-1.jpg Also accepted are aerosol cans (not empty), propane cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape to a 100 pound limit), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid.

Latex paint is NOT accepted because it is not considered hazardous. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.

Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, will NOT be accepted.

E-WASTE, used consumer electronics, will not be accepted. Click here or call 973.829.8006 for E-Waste disposal information. 

These events are for residential household waste. Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events. Businesses can visit the permanent facility in Mount Olive by appointment only.

 Drop off events are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., Parsippany, N.J.
  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham, N.J.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, MCMUA is requesting that patrons store all materials in the trunk, cargo area, or bed of the vehicle for easy access by the MUA's contractor, whose team will remove it from the vehicle. All participants dropping off household hazardous materials must wear face coverings, keep their vehicle windows closed, and stay in their vehicles for the duration of the event.  

Please plan your visit accordingly. 

Visit www.MCMUA.com for additional updates regarding our Household Hazardous Waste and other programs as they are  announced.


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