Mercer County to Host Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Disposal Day

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, September 29, for County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics.

The event will take place from 8am to 2pm at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence, rain or shine. Please note that Bakers Basin Road is closed to through traffic due to a bridge replacement project. Those traveling to Dempster who normally would take Bakers Basin Road from Route 1 can take Route 1 north to Grovers Mill Road to Quakerbridge Road to Lawrence Station Road.

While no registration is necessary, 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 additional information, click here.

The Electronic Waste Management Act, which took effect in 2011, bans disposal of televisions and all personal or portable computers – including desktop, notebook and laptop computers, as well as computer monitors – in the regular waste stream. These items must be recycled, and County residents can do so September 29 at the Dempster facility.

Acceptable household items include: aerosol cans, used motor oil, propane gas tanks, pesticides and herbicides, car batteries, paint thinner, oil-based paint, stains and varnishes, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, insect repellents, mercury and fluorescent/CFL bulbs.

Acceptable used electronic items include: computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, stereos, televisions and microwaves.

For more information, individuals should call (609) 278-8086 or visit

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