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Miscellaneous Information

Paper Shred Events
The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management is pleased to host various paper shredding events throughout the County. The County rotates the location of the events.

Remember that these event is for residential documents only, a maximum of 100 pounds per resident. Please, no magazines or books!!

For additional dates and more information, please click here.

Motor Oil/Automotive Batteries
Used motor oil and automotive batteries are picked up curbside, by appointment, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Used motor oil should be in a non-metal container with a screw top lid but not in a 2 liter soda bottle. Motor oil in other containers will not be picked up. A maximum of 5 gallons per collection is permitted.

Medical Waste
Home generated sharps disposal guidelines can be found on the NJ Department of Health website at:

Latex Paint
Latex paint should be left open to dry completely, securely tied in a trash bag and placed in your automated cart. NO LIQIUD PAINT of any kind can be collected curbside. Please bring them to a paint drop off location. Access that information by clicking on this link:

Vehicle Tires
North Brunswick DPW can pick a maximum of four tires, off the rim, from your personal vehicle at curbside by appointment. Pick up will be on the same schedule as Oil and Batteries.

Household Batteries
Due to regulatory changes, alkaline batteries will be accepted in your normal household trash and do not need to be recycled. Rechargeable batteries and button cell batteries should be recycled. These batteries can be dropped off at the Municipal Building, 710 Hermann Rd., between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm weekdays.

Old Car Disposal

Wheels for Wishes works with the Make a Wish Foundation to make the most unwanted cars. If you want to avoid the hassle of selling a used car, the disappointment of not getting what it’s worth as a trade-in, it simply won’t run any more, or you would like to make a tax deductible donation to a wonderful cause, Wheels for Wishes is your answer! Click the link for more information:

Wheels for Wishes is proud to announce another program for vehicle donations, “Cars to Cure Breast Cancer”. To find out more about this program, including how to donate your vehicle to help fund research to cure breast cancer, please follow this link:

American Children's Cancer Association gratefully accepts your kind vehicle donation -- and offers free, fast towing, your highest possible tax credit, 2 vacation hotel stay vouchers, and for cars that qualify, a $200 VISA Card. For more information, please see our website:

Veteran Car Donations has a reputation for providing top quality service. We assure you that your car donation will be used to effect change in the lives of our nation's active duty military and veterans. For more information, visit

Putting Used Bicycles and Sewing Machines to Good Use
Pedals for Progress accepts donations of used bicycles and sewing machines, which are then shipped to developing countries. Learn more at

Proper Disposal of Household Medication
Click here for information provided by the NJ State DEP

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