Hazardous Waste Disposal

als4532

I have some old paint cans, asphalt patch, joint compound, etc. that was left in my garage by the previous owner. I'm just getting around to disposing of it, but have no idea where to go or who takes care of such waste. Does anyone have any leads?


Thanks!


joan_crystal

Check with the town for the next hazardous waste disposal date and location in Cedar Grove where the material needs to be brought.


als4532
joan_crystal said:
Check with the town for the next hazardous waste disposal date and location in Cedar Grove where the material needs to be brought.

Just checked Essex county website. May 4th will be the next day for drop off. Thanks for the tip!


Jaytee

Latex paint is not considered hazardous. You can take the lids off,let the paint dry out and toss it in the regular garbage. Oil based paint is acceptable at the drop off. They won't take latex.


Red_Barchetta

Essex county hazardous waste day is saturday 5/4 830-400 99 W. Bradford in Cedar Grove.  Google it for a list of items they will take. 


basil
Jaytee said:
Latex paint is not considered hazardous. You can take the lids off,let the paint dry out and toss it in the regular garbage. Oil based paint is acceptable at the drop off. They won't take latex.

Put cat litter in the can if you want to accelerate the drying process.


als4532

Dropped off my hazardous waste at the event in Cedar Grove on Saturday and it couldn't have been easier.


FilmCarp

I did, too.  That's always well run.


Taylor

I just missed the hazardous and electrical waste disposal days.  

Bergen County does this eight (8) times a year.

Union County does it four (4) times a year.

Passaic County does it four (4) times a year.

Essex County last time I asked does it twice a year, though their Web site only lists the May pickup days for 2019 events, so one can be forgiven for assuming that's it until May 2020.

The Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Web site, from which I got this information, has a link for Essex County that has no scheduling information and as far as I can tell has not been updated in several years.

FilmCarp said:
I did, too.  That's always well run.

I remember dropping off chemical waste at Essex County.  The people were very nice, as they handled dangerous chemical waste using cloth gloves.  OSHA would have shut it down and issued a fine to the county.  I hope they are being more careful now.


bub

Is each County's hazardous waste day only for that county's residents?  It doesn't seem like they check at the Essex County site.


als4532
bub said:
Is each County's hazardous waste day only for that county's residents?  It doesn't seem like they check at the Essex County site.

 they just asked where i lived, that's as invasive as they got.


kthnry

als4532 said:


bub said:
Is each County's hazardous waste day only for that county's residents?  It doesn't seem like they check at the Essex County site.
 they just asked where i lived, that's as invasive as they got.

 Ditto. They just wanted my town.


joan_crystal

My problem with electronic and hazardous waste days is that you have to have a vehicle to take advantage of this service. While walking from Maplewood to Cedar Grove while lugging hazardous materialis problematic , there should be some provision for persons with small electronics to walk in to the recycling center on electronic disposal days.


Taylor
bub said:
Is each County's hazardous waste day only for that county's residents?  It doesn't seem like they check at the Essex County site.

Passaic County and some others (can't remember which now) say that proof of residency is required.


Formerlyjerseyjack

I dropped off a keyboard at the Maplewood depository. There is a container that is specifically for electronic stuff.... tv's, computers and such.  Millburn also takes it in.


dianaid

You don't have to wait for the town's electronics recycyling.  Staples takes up to seven items a day.  I have used this extensively for the past six months, giving them dozens of items from laptops, old towers, mice, game boys, tablets, modems, stereos,  etc.  https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/sustainability-center/recycling-services/electronics/etc.  It's free, they are friendly and the parking is easy.  Plus you can also recycle batteries.  (Best Buy has something similar but I haven't used it.)


mrincredible

South Orange residents can drop off electronics recycling any day of the week at the Maplewood DPW. 


yahooyahoo
Taylor said:
I just missed the hazardous and electrical waste disposal days.  
Bergen County does this eight (8) times a year.
Union County does it four (4) times a year.

Passaic County does it four (4) times a year.
Essex County last time I asked does it twice a year, though their Web site only lists the May pickup days for 2019 events, so one can be forgiven for assuming that's it until May 2020.
The Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators Web site, from which I got this information, has a link for Essex County that has no scheduling information and as far as I can tell has not been updated in several years.


FilmCarp said:
I did, too.  That's always well run.
I remember dropping off chemical waste at Essex County.  The people were very nice, as they handled dangerous chemical waste using cloth gloves.  OSHA would have shut it down and issued a fine to the county.  I hope they are being more careful now.

What did you wear to load the hazardous chemicals into your car?

We aren't talking drums of hazardous industrial chemicals.  These are products that can be bought by consumers but can't be thrown in the regular garbage.


sprout
kthnry said:

als4532 said:

bub said:
Is each County's hazardous waste day only for that county's residents?  It doesn't seem like they check at the Essex County site.
 they just asked where i lived, that's as invasive as they got.
 Ditto. They just wanted my town.

I was there a year ago, and, IIRC, I had to fill out a form with my address while waiting in the dropoff lane in the road. Can't remember if they checked against my driver's license or not.




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