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  Municipal Utilties Authority

Transfer Station Info (Tip Fee $111.25/ton)

  • Mt. Olive Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm; Sat 7:30am-11am
  • Parsippany Mon-Fri 7am-3pm; Sat 7:30am-11am
  • Closed Sundays and Major Holidays
  • No Rental Trucks
  • Payment by Account, Check, Credit Card. No Cash
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F.A.Q. Photo Chemicals

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.


  • Silver may be found in significant concentrations in fixer solution. Silver is a toxic contaminant that can disturb the biological action of a sewage treatment plant and harm aquatic life such as fish and other organisms.
  • Some fixer solutions are corrosive and can burn skin and eyes.
  • Some individuals are allergic to sulphites in photoprocessing solutions.


  • Protect eyes from splashes and skin from direct contact.
  • Store solutions in plastic buckets or bottles. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.
  • Clearly label containers with the contents.
  • Store materials in a secure area that is locked and out of reach of children.
  • Keep dark room ventilated when using photographic chemicals.

Management Options

  • First, consult the manfacturer's safety data sheet (SDS) for information,
  • Photographic waste liquids should NOT be poured down the drain if connected to a septic system.
  • In sewered areas, developer and rinse solutions may be poured down the drain, however first check with your local sewerage authority for confirmation prior to disposal.
  • Some local photo processing businesses may accept silver bearing fixer waste for recycling and management.
  • Take spent fixer solutions to a HHW collection or commercial hazardous waste facility.