CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. - On Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Chemical Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day for County residents to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics in an easy and environmentally safe fashion.

The event will take place at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence. The event will be held regardless of possible inclement weather. While no registration is necessary, please note that the event is open to Mercer County residents only, and attendees will need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license. No commercial or industrial waste will be accepted. For questions or more information, individuals should call (609) 278-8086 or visit online at www.mcia-nj.com.

“The Mercer County Improvement Authority is providing an excellent opportunity for Mercer County residents,” stated Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “On October 1, residents can easily, safely dispose of their dangerous chemical and electronic waste, and then relax and let Mercer County take care of the rest.”

Acceptable household items include: Aerosol cans, household or car batteries, rechargeable batteries, photographic chemicals, used motor oil and oil filters, lighter fluid, propane gas tanks, pesticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, oil based paint, paint thinners, stains/varnishes, gasoline, antifreeze, gas/oil mixes, driveway sealer, insect repellants, mercury.

Acceptable used electronic items include: Central processing units (CPUs), modems, printers, keyboards, computer mouses, fax machines, copiers, circuit boards, televisions, monitors, electrical wire, stereo equipment, laptops & laptop peripheral equipment, scanners, phones/telecommunications equipment, microwave ovens, networking equipment, VCRs, camera equipment.