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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Help Prevent Fires - Recycle Properly!

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Fire events are increasing with more frequency at New Jersey materials recycling facilities due to unacceptable metal containers and other items. 

For additional information about the proper disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) and to make an appointment to drop off HHW, visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority's website here: https://mcmua.com/index.asp or schedule an appointment here: https://mcmua.com/sw_hhw_pfac.asp

Examples of unacceptable items that can cause FIRES:

Unacceptable Metal Containers/Items

Proper Disposal

Gas cans, i.e., metal red DOT cans, TruFuel (ethanol-free gas)

If fuel is in the container, make a HHW appointment.  Empty cans can be thrown into the garbage.

Automotive Chemicals, i.e., brake cleaner

If chemicals are in the container, make a HHW appointment.  Empty cans can be thrown into the garbage.

Aerosol Cans, i.e., hairspray, spray paint

If material is in the container, make a HHW appointment.  Empty cans can be thrown into the garbage.

Paint Remover, Lacquer Thinner, Turpentine, Paint Thinner, Acetone, Oil-based Paint

If paint product is in the container, make a HHW appointment.  Empty cans can be thrown into the garbage.

Camping Propane Tanks

Accepted at the HHW facility.  Make an appointment.  Do not throw into the garbage.

Oil Filters

Accepted at the HHW facility.  Make an appointment.   Do not throw into the garbage.

E-Waste, i.e., iPads, Laptops, Tablets

Accepted at the HHW facility.  Make an appointment.   Do not throw into the garbage.

Rechargeable Batteries

Accepted at the HHW facility.  Make an appointment.   Do not throw into the garbage.

Non-rechargeable Batteries

Tape terminal ends and throw into the garbage.

Blow Torch Tanks

Contact the manufacturer for proper disposal information.   Do not throw into the garbage.

 

Acceptable Metal Containers

Proper Disposal

Non-pressurized (empty) food cans/containers   

Residents should recycle non-pressurized (empty) food cans/containers in their curbside recycling bins.   

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