F.A.Q. Home Medical Waste
The MCMUA operates one of NJ's most comprehensive household hazardous waste (HHW) programs. This F.A.Q. page and information on hazardous materials is intended as a guide about HHW materials as well as the MCMUA's HHW program. This information is a general guide and does not constitute official rule, regulation or law.
Hazardous Waste Materials
- Appliances (CFCs)
- Art & Crafts
- Batteries (Auto & Boat)
- Batteries, Household (dry cell)
- Cell Phones
- Compressed Gas Cylinders
- Driveway Sealer
- Fire Extinguishers
- Medical Waste
- Motor Oil & Filters
- Muriatic Acid (HCl)
- Paints & Stains
- Photo Chemicals
- Pool Chemicals
- Rock Salt
- Smoke Detectors
- Wood (Treated)
- Wood with Lead Paint
- May infect other people who come in contact with trash.
- Unwanted or expired medicines or 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.
Once a prescription has been issued, the pharmacy cannot take it back. Periodic prescription medicine disposal
programs are run by the:
USDEA typically holds National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in April. Go to their website to see
announcements of new programs and to view a listing of Morris County drop-off locations. Locations are usually publicized and available about one month prior to the collection day.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs,
while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Morris County, NJ Collection Sites
Take Back Day: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
PARTICIPANTS NAME COLLECTION SITE ADDRESS CITY STATE, ZIP FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT FLORHAM PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
111 RIDGEDALE AVE. FLORHAM PARK NJ, 07932 Map HARDING TOWNSHIP PD PD HQ 21 BLUE MILL RD NEW VERNON NJ, 07976 Map PARSIPPANY PD MORRIS HILLS SHOPPING CENTER 3101 ROUTE 46 PARSIPPANY NJ, 07054 Map LONG HILL TWP. POLICE DEPARTMENT LONG HILL TWP. POLICE DEPARTMENT
264 MERCER ST. STIRLING NJ, 07980 Map CHATHAM BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT CVS PHARMACY 471 MAIN STREET CHATHAM NJ, 07928 Map MORRIS PLAINS PD STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKET 245 LITTLE RD, MORRIS PLAINS NJ, 07950 Map MORRIS COUNTY PERSECUTOR'S OFFICE MOUNT LAKE - FIRE DEPARTMENT 400 BOULEVARD MORRISTOWN NJ, 07963 Map MORRIS COUNTY PERSECUTOR'S OFFICE MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 50 EARLY STREET MORRISTOWN NJ, 07963 Map RANDOLPH POLICE DEPARTMENT ACME SUPERMARKET 690 MILLBROOK AVE MORRISTOWN NJ, 07963 Map ROXBURY TWP. POLICE DEPARTMENT ROXBURY RECREATION CENTER
72 EYLAND AVE. SUCCASUNNA NJ, 07876 Map PICATINNY ARSENAL POLICE DEPARTMENT PICATINNY ARSENAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
173 BUFFINGTON RD. PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ, 07806 Map
- USDEA typically holds National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in April. Go to their website to see announcements of new programs and to view a listing of Morris County drop-off locations. Locations are usually publicized and available about one month prior to the collection day. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
- Project Medicine Drop (click here) is coordinated through the NJ Div of Consumer Affairs and provides the opportunity to discard unused
prescription medications every day throughout the year. The participating police agencies maintain custody
of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them according to their normal procedures for the custody and destruction
of controlled dangerous substances. They report the quantity of discarded drugs to the Division of Consumer
Affairs on a quarterly basis. The Division expanded the program in 2012, to include police departments in
each of New Jersey's 21 counties.
Click on the links above to find locations of disposal programs.
- Morris County Location:
State Police Barracks – Netcong
85 Route 206 South
Netcong, NJ 07857
- Nearby Morris County Location:
North Caldwell Police Department
136 Gould Avenue
North Caldwell, NJ 07006
- Morris County Location:
Safe Syringe Disposal Programs in Morris County
St. Clare's Hospital
(Dover and Denville Campuses)
Just drop off syringes at the front desk, but they must be in a sealed, hardened container.
Morristown Medical Center
973-971-4177 - 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, 7:00am-7:00pm and Saturdays 7:00am-3:00pm. Syringes must be empty and syringe containers cannot be more than 3/4s full.
Chilton Memorial Hospital / Access Center (Pompton Plains)
People may pickup empty syringe containers and drop off full ones at the Access Center. All syringes must be in containers. Hours: M-F, 6:00am - 8:00pm and Saturdays 7:00am-3:00pm.
Note: in addition accepting sharps and/or syringes for disposal,these safe syringe disposal programs will also accept
epipens for disposal as longs as they are empty and packaged in hardened containers like sharps and syringes.
Additional information about the Safe Syringe Disposal Program maybe obtained by contacting:
- Waste Management, a waste hauling company has a “Sharps Disposal by Mail” program. Participants are provided with an approved disposal container and mail full containers for disposal using US Postal Service. Interested parties can call Waste Management for prices & details at 877-WASTE-MD.