• Leroy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building
  • 60 Nelson Place
  • Newark NJ 07102

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Information

Acceptable Materials

Pesticides and Herbicides

Darkroom/Photographic chemicals

Driveway sealer

Aerosol spray paints

Nicad/Rechargeable Batteries

Automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, steering fluids, etc.)

Household cleaning fluids

Car batteries

Fire extinguishers (home)

Pool chemicals

Mercury and products containing mercury


Oil based paints and stains

Chemistry sets

Propane tanks (barbecue type)

Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts

Unacceptable Materials

Latex paint

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.


Empty Containers

Household batteries( AA, AAA, C, D, 9V)


Not For Commercial and Industrial Facilities.

Event Details

Essex County Dept. of Public Works
99 West Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ

Sat May 4, 2024  8:30am – 4:00pm

Sponsored by ECUA

Event Summary

The ECUA Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections allow residents to bring HHW to a single location for environmentally-safe disposal. These are items that cannot be included in regular garbage pickups or brought to local dumps, including common household trash like antifreeze and gasoline, paint, cleaning solvents, and more.

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