Hazardous wastes are items found in our homes, garages and outdoor sheds that are dangerous to our environment and cannot be disposed of in our everyday trash. For example, pesticides and solvents are dangerous substances that when inhaled or consumed can be life threatening. That is why the HCIA runs its semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to help residents rid their homes of these materials.

Alkaline Batteries are no longer accepted. Please dispose of them in your regular garbage. Rechargeable batteries should be brought to the collection sites.

Items you can bring:

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Corrosives
  • Thinners
  • Oil based paint
  • Pool chemicals
  • Car batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Solvents
  • Cleaners
  • Full or partially full aerosol cans*
  • Propane tanks (from barbecues only)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Formaldehyde
  • LED light bulbs
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)
  • Auto and marine flares
  • Thermostats
  • Cell phones
  • Mercury fever thermometers
  • Automobile and marine flares
  • NEW! Latex Paint

Computers and Electronics

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions
  • Stereo equipment
  • Microwaves
  • Consumer electronic items

*Empty aerosol cans should be thrown out in regular trash- NOT RECYLING

Items you cannot bring:

  • Alkaline Batteries (now fall below federal and state hazardous waste standards).
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Compressed gas
  • Smoke detectors
  • Infectious waste
  • Asbestos
  • Woodlife
  • Dioxin & Kepone
  • Silvex 2, 4, 5-T
  • PCBs or TCCD
  • Radioactive material
  • Ballasts
  • Washers and dryers
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Unknown materials
  • Unidentified materials

For more information on any of the programs provided by the Hudson County Improvement Authority, please call our Environmental Hotline at 201-324-6222 ext. 3225, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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