Safely Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste


Residents of Passaic County have two opportunities this fall to safely and properly dispose of their household hazardous waste, including things like pesticides, aerosol cans, used motor oil, and fluorescent bulbs. Hazardous wastes should never be thrown in your regular garbage can, dumped down the drain, or flushed as they can be toxic to people, animals, and the environment. According to the Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators, throwing certain materials in the trash has led to dangerous fires in dump trucks. 

The next collection date for Passaic County residents - and proof of residency is required - is Sunday, September 10 in the City of Passaic Employee Lot at 333 Passaic Street, Passaic. The site will be open from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm rain or shine.

There will be another collection on Saturday, November 18 on the PCCC Wanaque Campus at 500 Union Avenue with the same hours of operation.

Please see the flyer for a list of accepted materials and those that will not be accepted. For more information, contact The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at 973-305-5738.

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