The County of Morris annually provides a program for the safe disposal of hazardous waste that includes, but is not limited to:
- Car batteries
- Oil base paints
- Paint thinners
- Propane tanks
They also have a Household Hazardous Waste Facility, which is open to county residents:
To schedule an appointment, call the Morris County Municipal Utility Authority (MUA) at 973-829-8006.
Event Flyer gets posted to Township News in the beginning of each year.
Drop-off events are held periodically at:
Morris County Public Safety Training Academy
500 West Hanover Ave.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Home Medical Waste
- May infect other people who come in contact with trash.
-Unwanted or expired medicines of pharmaceuticals could be harmful to children or adults. Unused pharmaceuticals found in the trash may be stolen for unregulated use.
-Antibiotics poured down the drain can kill beneficial microbes and bacteria in septic systems.
-Keep Sharp objects such as needles, syringes, and lancelets in secure containers out of the reach of children. Do not use glass.
-Click here for Morris County specific issues related to medical waste.
Management Options / Disposal Options
-Please do not dispose of household medications and medical waste (lancets, needles, and syringes) in the garbage, recycling, nor bring them to the Department of Public Works yard.
-The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) has a comprehensive Household Hazardous Waste program that will accept your used and unwanted medications and medical waste. There are a number of programs and locations to take advantage of. Including the Morris Township Police Department's "Medication Return Box" located at the Police Department. For more information please see below.
-If you cannot dispose of unwanted medicines using disposal programs, you may place only medicines and/or drugs in the trash. Note: this is not the preferred method. If disposing of medicines in the trash, destroy(crush/pulverize) the medicine rendering it undesirable, tightly wrap and place in the trash. Click here to read NJDEP describing this technique of disposing old medicines in the trash. Do not flush medicines down the toilet or pour into the sink.
Morris Township Police Department has a "Medication Return Box" to dispose of all your expired, unwanted, or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications
|Approved Items||Non Approved Items|
|Prescription and Over-the-Counter||Needles (any type)|
|Vitamins||Personal Care Products|
|Medication Samples||Hydrogen Peroxide|
|Narcotics||Thermometers and other mercury items|
If you're a diabetic or a person taking medication by injection, do not throw out your used syringes. They are not accepted at the County Transfer Station and cannot be recycled.
To project the safety of your sanitation and recycling workers, please register for the Safe Syringe Disposal Program at Morristown Medical Center by calling 973-971-4177. The program is free and containers for syringes can be picked up or dropped off at the outpatient desk located on the right after going into the main entrance. Hours are M-F, 7AM- 7 PM and Saturdays 7 AM- 3 PM. Syringes must be empty and syringe containers cannot be more then 3/4s full.