Sussex County, NJ

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Reenee Casapulla
Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority
34 South Route 94
Lafayette, NJ 07848
Tel: (973) 579-6998
Fax: (973) 579-7819

Hazardous Waste Disposal Days

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • HHW disposal days are from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. rain or shine.

Acceptable Waste

  • Oil Based Paint
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Solvents
  • Old Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Paint Thinners
  • Corrosive Cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Brake Fluid
  • Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Hazardous Batteries Types – Button Cell and Lithium

Unacceptable Wastes

  • Alkaline and Rechargeable Batteries
  • Latex Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Propane Gas Cylinders
  • Silvex
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Medical Waste
  • PCB’s/and or Material Containing PCB’s
  • Construction Waste
  • Picric Acid
  • Empty Containers Unknown Material

Electronic Waste Dates

  • March 31, 2018
  • May 19, 2018
  • July 21, 2018
  • October 13, 2018

Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority
Solid Waste / Recycling Facility
34 South Rt. 94
Lafayette, N.J. 07848

The SCMUA conducts Electronic Waste Recycling Events which are  available to Sussex County residents, businesses, local school districts, municipalities and county agencies.

The SCMUA conducts these special events to regulate the disposal of electronics, or “E-Waste” that contain cathode ray tubes (CRT’s), lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium and other hazardous materials, and remove from the waste stream pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfill and the leachate generated.


Individual Items Are Also Accepted At The Residents’ Convenience Center Between Events – Charged Appropriate Disposal Fees.

For More Information Call
(973) 579-6998

This program, as well as the other SCMUA Solid Waste Facilities are available only to Sussex County residents & businesses.

  • When entering the SCMUA Solid Waste Complex Scalehouse look for signed directions to the disposal or recycling area you would like to access.
  • The SCMUA asks that you observe the speed limit of 15 mph. due to the truck and car traffic entering and exiting the Facility.

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.

Solid Waste Complex and Services

Solid Waste /Recycling Facility
SCMUA Sanitary Landfill
34 South Route 94
Lafayette, N.J.
(973) 579-6998
Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

SCMUA Residents Drop-Off Convenience Center

This Facility accepts a wide variety of waste from Sussex County Residents and Contractors

  • Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • More Information: Please call (973) 579-6998
  • Materials Accepted
    • Bagged Residential Garbage
    • Mixed Construction/Demolition Debris
    • Large and Small metal items & appliances, stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators
    • Lead acid vehicle batteries
    • Five gallon propane tanks
    • Copper & brass piping and fixtures
    • Car & truck tires
    • Aluminum siding, doors, windows, gutters, downspouts
    • Clean wood from construction, untreated
    • Mixed treated and painted wood
    • Tree stumps
    • Furniture, mattresses, rugs

SCMUA Residents Drop-Off Recycling Center

  • Accepts the following materials commingled:
    • Aluminum cans
    • Steel cans
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Plastic Containers #1 – #7
  • The following must be separated into their respective bins:
    • Corrugated cardboard and chipboard
    • newspapers
    • magazines, junk mail & shredded paper
    • American flags
    • clothing and textiles
    • cell phones (for soldiers)
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The SCMUA does not provide for curbside collection services. Please call (973) 579-6998 for more information.

Leaf Composting & Brush Mulching Facility

  • Accepts leaves & grass clippings.
  • Residential drop-off in car is free
  • All trucks from municipal crews and commercial haulers and landscapers will be charged at $40.00 per ton.
  • All plastic bags used to deliver leaves must be removed by the user of the facility.  Compostable paper bags are acceptable
  • The brush mulching facility accepts small diameter trees, limbs & brush for processing in the SCMUA’s tub grinder.
    • Residential drop-off in car is free
    • All trucks from municipal crews and commercial haulers and landscapers will be charged at $40.00 per ton.
      Please call (973) 579-6998 for more information.

New Household Battery Sorting Procedures – Separate containers for:

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries*
  • Other Hazardous Batteries*

*Tape battery terminals or bag each battery separately


Accepted on Fridays only for Sussex County residents and businesses. Please call Jim Sparnon, Solid Waste Superintendent for information and an appointment (973) 579-6998.