Morris County, NJ

Contacts
Tom Burbridge
Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority
P.O. Box 370
Mendham, NJ  07945-0370
Tel: (973) 829-8006
Fax: (973) 285-8397
WWW: http://www.MCMUA.com
Email: tburbridge@mcmua.com

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) offers three major programs to help Morris County residents, businesses and municipalities safely manage their hazardous and universal wastes.  For more information call (973)829-8006 or go to the MCMUA’s Web site (http://MCMUA.com/HazardousWaste.)

HHW Disposal & Computer/TV Drop-Off Events

Open Morris County residents only and no appointment is necessary.  There is no cost for this service but certain materials are not considered hazardous and are not accepted.

2014HHWClick here for a copy of the 2014 household hazardous waste event day flyers which include the schedule and directions to the different locations.

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9am-2pm
    Public Safety (Firefighters and Police) Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (Located just west of Greystone)
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9am-2pm
    Public Safety (Firefighters and Police) Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (Located just west of Greystone)
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9am-2pm
    Chatham High School
    255 Lafayette Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928

Computer and TV Drop-Off

The MCMUA’s disposal days will also feature a computer, TV, electronics, e-waste, etc. drop-off for demanufacturing at the same location. There is no longer a cost for residents to drop off and recycle electronics. As of 2011, NJ’s Electronic Waste Management Act required manufacturers to provide programs for the collection of these items at no cost to residents.

All disposal days are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.  Additional programs for the second half of 2011 are likely to be announce later in the year.

Note: Municipal, commercial and non-Morris county generators are not permitted to use these programs but must make an appointment to use the permanent facility (see below).

Acceptable Hazardous Wastes (all free of charge except where noted): household cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners, solvents, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, chemistry sets, asbestos (100 lb. max, and it must be wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), BBQ-propane tanks ($5 per 20 lb. cylinder, no charge for small cylinders), fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, thermostats, mercury switches, most other identifiable HHW

The MCMUA’s disposal days also feature a computer, TV, electronics, E-waste, etc. drop-off for demanufacturing at the same location. There is no longer a cost for residents to drop-off and recycle electronics. As of 2011, NJ’s Electronic Waste Management Act required manufacturers to provide programs for the collection of these items at no cost to residents. Click here to read more about New Jersey’s Electronic Waste Management Act and to discover other ways to recycle your electronics in Morris County.

Unacceptable Wastes: drums of any material (large quantities must be transferred to 5-gallon pails prior to delivery), latex paint, grout, spackle, joint compound, empty containers, unknown materials, tires, construction waste, medical waste, explosives, business or institutional waste, smoke detectors.

Permanent HHW Facility

Located at the MCMUA Transfer Station in Mount Olive, the HHW permanent facility is open on most Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings by appointment only.  Call (973) 829-8006 to check the schedule and to make an appointment.


After making an appointment, Morris County residents and municipalities* may utilize the facility for managing their hazardous waste free of charge.   Non-residential generators* and out-of-county residential generators may utilize the facility for $1.25 per pound.

Electronics Demanufacturing: The MCMUA accepts computers, monitors, TVs, printers, scanners and stereos for demanufacturing and recycling at its permanent HHW facility.

* Note: Municipalities and non-residential generators (commercial) must meet the conditions of conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG) to utilize the the facility to dispose of hazardous waste.  Regulated generators are only permitted to use Recycling Consolidation Center in Dover to recycle universal wastes such as fluorescent bulbs and batteries.  Call (973) 631-5109 to check on your eligibility.

Directions: HHW Facility at the MCMUA’s Mt. Olive Transfer Station.  When you get there use the first entrance gate on your left and follow signs.

  • From the East: Take Interstate Route 80 westbound to Route 206 southbound. This is Exit 27 (Somerville). Take Route 206 southbound for just under one (1) mile to Gold Mine Road. There is a masonry home center (Meier Stone) on your right side at the intersection of Route 206 and Gold Mine Road. Make a right on Gold Mine Road and take it west for about 1/2 mile. The Morris County Transfer Station will be on your left side. Do not go over to the scale!
  • From the South: Take Route 206 northbound into Flanders (Mt. Olive). About 4.5 miles north of the McDonald’s on Route 206 in Flanders is Gold Mine Road. There is a masonry home center (Meier Stone) on your left side at the intersection of Route 206 and Gold Mine Road. Make a left onto Gold Mine Road and take it west for about 1/2 of a mile. The Morris County Transfer Station will be on your left side.  Do not go over to the scale!

Universal Waste Recycling at the Dover Recycling Consolidation Center

Making hazardous waste management easy and affordable for the regulated community.  The MCMUA manages these materials through the Recycling Consolidation Center in Dover.  You must call us at (973)-829-8006 to find out current pricing and to make arrangements prior to delivering materials.  Materials accepted include:

  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Morris County Solid Waste Management

Visit www.MCMUA.com for information about other programs provided by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority.  For specific program go to these sites:

Caution

Explosives or Highly Reactive Materials may be dangerous. If you have these types of materials, call first for safety instructions. DO NOT bring these materials without prior authorization! These dangerous items include, but are not limited to, picric acid, isopropyl ether, calcium carbide, perchloric acid and benzoyl peroxide.

2 responses to “Morris County, NJ

  1. Your previous website was easier to follow. Where’s the contact information for Mt. Olive’s MUA? I always went there, for hazardous recycling and had a phone number readily available on the site for appointments. It was a very convenient system. Now, I can’t find it, as though it no longer exists. I have a mix of recycleables, that need to be dropped-off and can’t find a means to contact them. Mendam, is NOT convenient.

  2. Dear Donna:
    Thank you for your input. The phone number listed on this page (973-829-8006) is the number to call to make an appointment to drop off hazardous waste at the MCMUA’s Mount Olive facility. While the calls go to our Mendham administrative office we coordinate the scheduling for the Mt. Olive hazardous waste faciility. Please call us at (973) 829-8006 to schedule and drop-off appointment.

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