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Hazardous Waste

Paint Disposal 

Middlesex County Solid Division of Waste sponsors a paint disposal program for residents of Middlesex County.
Acceptable items include: Latex and water-based paint, oil based paints, stains, varnishes, lacquers, thinners and aerosol paints. All items must have a label.

Unacceptable items include: Empty containers or dried out latex paint (can be thrown out with the regular trash), household hazardous waste (see additional information below) or commercially generated waste.

The schedule for drop off of paint items is:

1st Saturday of the Month: East Brunswick Reclamation Center 357 Dunhams Corner Road

2nd Saturday of the Month: New Brunswick Public Works, 400 Jersey Ave.

2nd Saturday of the Month: Old Bridge Public Works, 1 Old Bridge Plaza

3rd Saturday of the Month: Helmetta Public Works, behind Borough Hall, 60 Main St.

4th Saturday of the Month: South Brunswick Recycling Center @ municipal complex 540 Ridge Rd, Monmouth Junction

All Paint Disposal Sites are open from 8:00am until Noon

For more information about the Paint Disposal program, please click this link:

Middlesex County has a new website! To access information about County Solid Waste and Recycling Programs, please click HERE

Household Hazardous Waste Drop off Days

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days are scheduled on the following dates from
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. This service is provided for Middlesex County residents only, free of charge.

Sunday, March 20, 2016      Middlesex County College, Edison
Saturday, May 21, 2016      Middlesex County Division of Highways, North Brunswick
Sunday, July 17, 2016         Old Bridge Department of Public Works
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016     Woodbridge Department of Public Works
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016        Middlesex County College, Edison

For more information as well as directions to each location, please go the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management website by clicking HERE

Acceptable Items: Adhesives, Aerosol Cans, Anti-Freeze, Brake Fluid, Car Batteries, Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Fluorescent 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.

Please, no containers over 10 gallons.

*Items listed are not intended to be all inclusive. Please call the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management at (732) 745-4170 for more information.*

Click this link for access to the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management for additional information:

Eric Chaszar
45 Quarry Lane
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 297-1134
Fax: (732) 297-9135
Dept. Staff