ECUA Collects 209,970 pounds of household hazardous materials for recycling and proper disposal and 152,241 pounds of electronics for recycling. At the events held on May 1 and May...
On March 23 2021, the ECUA, working closely with our municipal fire departments arranged for the proper disposal of over 730 gallons of recalled fire fighting foam! This foam...
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Bring to Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Events
Bring small camping size up to 20 lb. barbeque size propane cylinders and tanks to Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Events
You may also recycle propane tanks by writing “RECYCLE” on the tank and taking it to any Blue Rhino location. Standard sized (20lbs.) propane tanks of any brand are accepted at Blue Rhino locations and there is no charge to participate in their program.
Please contact the tank manufacturer of this product for proper guidelines.
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Contact supplier listed on the tank for proper handling and disposal procedures. Some suppliers retain ownership of the tanks and may rent them to home users. Some suppliers will come pick them up or you may be able to deliver them to a nearby location.
Below are companies in the Essex County area, which may take oxygen cylinders/tanks. Most will take only cylinders/tanks with their label on it. (as of Mar 2021)
AWISCO, West Orange, NJ 973-736-020
Accepts oxygen tanks from residents at no charge.
Praxair Welding Gas and Supply Store, Newark, NJ 973-589-7895
Accepts only oxygen tanks labeled Praxair or Linde.
Lindcare, Livingston, NJ 973-808-9515
Accepts/picks up only the Linde oxygen tanks that they provided to the user.
Airgas, Linden, NJ 908-486-8230
Airgas, Paterson, NJ 973-742-221
Accepts only oxygen tanks with Airgas label.
Apria Health Care Roselle, NJ 908-793-0034
Accepts/picks up only tanks labeled Apria supplied by them.
The dates for the meetings of the Authority are as follows:
THE ESSEX COUNTY UTILITIES AUTHORITY MEETING SCHEDULE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW JERSEY OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT, N.J.SA. 10:4-1 et. seq., PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Essex County Utilities Authority (the “Authority”) has established its meeting schedule for the year of 2021 (through its 2022 Reorganization Meeting). All meetings are scheduled to be held at 2:00 pm at the Authority’s offices, The Leroy F. Smith , Jr. , Public Safety Building, 60 Nelson Place, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ, on the dates set forth above. In accordance with the “Open Public Meetings Act” NJSA 10:4-6 and N.J.S.A 10:4-8(b), the Essex County Utilities Authority until further notice will be conducting its monthly meetings via telephonic conference call in connections. If any members of the public would like to join the monthly meeting, please call the ECUA Office to get the number (Telephone number 973-792-9060) at least 24 hours before the commencement of the scheduled meeting. If any member of the public would like to make any public comment via email please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the scheduled meeting. Your comment will be read into the record during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Pesticides and Herbicides
Aerosol spray paints
Automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, steering fluids, etc.)
Household cleaning fluids
Fire extinguishers (home)
Mercury and products containing mercury
Oil based paints and stains
Propane tanks (barbecue type)
Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
Regulated Medical Waste or Infectious Waste
Explosives, Munitions, Ordnance or Reactive Materials
Unlabeled or Unidentified Materials
Commercial or Industrial Waste
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms*
*These products should be returned to their manufacturer.
Household batteries( AA, AAA, C, D, 9V)
Not For Commercial and Industrial Facilities.
Plastic #1 refers to polyethylene terephthalate. Common uses include water and soft drink bottles, food jars and containers, and salad dressing bottles.
Plastic #2 refers to high density polyethylene. Common uses include bottles for household cleaners and milk jugs.
Refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, and other similar domestic appliances.
Ferrous metals contain iron, while non-ferrous metals do not. Ferrous metals are also magnetic.
Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC) & Municipal Recycling Coordinator (MRC) Meetings will be held at 1:00 PM, the 4th Tuesday of every other month as follows:
January 26, 2021
March 23, 2021
May 25, 2021
July 27, 2021
September 28, 2021
November 23, 2021
Because of COVID restrictions, meetings will be held virtually using Zoom. To attend a virtual SWAC meeting, please contact the ECUA in advance of the meeting date. Login information will be provided to you. Once conditions change meetings will be at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.
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Commercial and Large Quantity Users May Not Drop Off Items.