Essex County Hazardous Waste Recycling Day Saturday, May 7

by The Village Green
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From Essex County, NJ:

On Saturday, May 7 from 8:30am to 4:00pm, Essex County will be hosting a Recycling Day for household hazardous waste. The event, which is free to all Essex County Residents, will take place at Essex County Public Works (99 W Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove, NJ).

“There are some materials that should be removed from our regular waste stream because of their hazardous nature. This collection day provides our residents a place to properly  and safely dispose of contaminants, protecting our precious environment for future generations. I encourage residents of all of our communities to come out and participate,” Essex County Executive Joseph N DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

Items accepted include:

  • Herbicides
  • Paint thinners and solvents
  • Oil-based paints and stains
  • Chemistry sets
  • Propane tanks (barbecue type)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, steering fluids, etc.)
  • Darkroom/photographic chemicals
  • Lithium and NiCad batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
  • Mercury and products containing mercury
  • Gasoline/kerosene
  • Household cleaning fluids
  • Car batteries
  • Home fire extinguishers
  • Driveway sealer
  • Aerosol spray paints

For more information on this event, Essex County residents can all (973) 792-9060, visit, or view the flyer below:

Essex Recycling Day – Household Hazardous Waste

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