Household Hazardous Waste

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2024 Schedule

All events run from 9 am to 2 pm. Latex Paint is not accepted!

SaturdayApril 6thVo-Tech1776 Raritan RoadScotch PlainsWest Hall (Police Academy) Lot
SundayJune 2ndUnion College, New Jersey1033 Springfield AvenueCranfordParking Lots 5A and 5B
SaturdaySeptember 7thKean University1000 Morris AvenueUnionKean Hall Lot
SundayOctober 27thVo-Tech1776 Raritan RoadScotch PlainsWest Hall (Police Academy) Lot

Materials Accepted for Safe and Proper Disposal

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Caustics
  • Corrosives & cleaners
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (unbroken)
  • Gasoline
  • Mercury Switches
  • Motor Oil & Oil Filters
  • Oil Based Paints/Varnishes
  • Pesticides & herbicides
  • Propane tanks
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Thermostats
  • Tires (automobile, motorcycle, bicycle)

Please Note

Latex (water-based) paint will not be accepted!

What not to bring:

  • Water-Based Paints
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Unknown/Unlabeled containers  
  • Empty Containers
  • Containers larger than 5 Gallons

Unknown, or unidentified materials, explosives, radioactive materials and PCB’s will not be accepted. Only material in original or labeled containers will be accepted. No containers larger than five (5) gallons.

Recycle Tires

Limit 8 automobile tires per household. Please no rims. Bicycle tires are also accepted.

Fluorescent Tube Recycling Program (no CFL bulbs)

Free recycling of 4′ and 8′ tubes is also available at many municipal drop off locations. Please refer to this website on dates, times and locations. Limit of 12 bulbs.