Middlesex County, NJ

Fred Stanger
Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management
13-15 Kennedy Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ  08816

Tel: (732) 745-4170
Fax: (732) 296-6566
WWW: Click here
Email: fred.stanger@co.middlesex.nj.us

2018 Schedule of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days – Free of Charge!

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Middlesex County College
Edison, NJ 08818
Mill Road entrance, off of Woodbridge Ave.
8:00am- 2:00pm

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Middlesex County Division of Highways
Apple Orchard Lane, off of Rt. 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Friday, July 20, 2018
East Brunswick Vo-Tech
12 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
12:00noon – 6:00pm

Saturday September 15, 2018
Woodbridge Public Works Yard / Recycling Center
225 Smith Street
Keasbey, NJ 08832
8:00am- 2:00pm

Sunday October 21, 2018
Old Bridge Public Works
1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
8:00am- 2:00pm

Sunday November 18, 2018
Middlesex County College
Edison, NJ 08818
Mill Road entrance, off of Woodbridge Ave.
8:00am- 2:00pm

Acceptable Items: Adhesives, Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Car Batteries, Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Fire Extinguishers, Flares, Fluorescent Bulbs (no broken bulbs), Gasoline, Gas/Oil Mix, Kerosene, Lighter Fluid, Mercury, Motor Oil/Filters, Paints (Latex/Oil), Paint Thinner, Pesticides/Herbicides, Photographic Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Propane Tanks, Stains/Varnishes, Thermometers, Thermostats.

Rechargeable & Button Cell Batteries (individually bag each battery or tape each terminal end prior to transport).  Alkaline batteries can disposed of in regular trash.

Non-acceptable Items: Appliances/Furniture, Electronics, Empty Containers, Explosives and Munitions, Infectious/Medical Waste, Smoke Detectors, Tires. No containers over 10 gallons.

Please note that the acceptable/unacceptable waste lists are not intended to be all inclusive. If you have an item which is not on either list, please call the Division of Solid Waste Management.

Asbestos – Prior to bringing asbestos containing material , you MUST pre-register by calling our Division at (732) 745-4170. You must double bag the material for transport, and you cannot bring more than 500 lbs. per vehicle per day.

HHW Participation Rules

  • Middlesex County residents only
  • No commercial or industrial waste
  • Free of charge
  • No containers over ten gallons

Visit the link below for directions to the sites

Residents with only paint and paint related products, use the ongoing paint drop-off program listed below:

Paint Drop-Off Program – Acceptable Items: Paints and Paint Related Items including latex (water based) paints, oil based paints, stains, varnishes, lacquers, thinners, and aerosol (spray) paints.

Middlesex Borough
Recycling Center
1200 Mountain Avenue
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
East Brunswick
Recycling Center
357 Dunhams Corner Road
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Dunellen Public Works
235 Hall Street
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
New Brunswick Public Works
400 Jersey Avenue
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Old Bridge Recycling Center
Off Rt. 516
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
South Plainfield
Recycling Center
Kenneth Avenue
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Helmetta Borough Hall
51 Main Street
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monroe DPW
76 Gravel Hill – Spotswood  Rd.
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Woodbridge Recycling Center
225 Smith Street, Keasbey
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
South Brunswick Recycling Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction
8:00 am – 12:00 noon



Explosives or Highly Reactive Materials may be dangerous. If you have these types of materials, call first for safety instructions. DO NOT bring these materials without prior authorization! These dangerous items include, but are not limited to, picric acid, isopropyl ether, calcium carbide, perchloric acid and benzoyl peroxide.