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Passaic County To Collect Hazardous Waste Saturday in Wayne

Passaic County will collect hazardous household waste on Saturday.
Passaic County will collect hazardous household waste on Saturday. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. -- The final household hazardous waste collection of 2015 will be held on Saturday, at the county Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne.

This public collection is sponsored by the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling Programs free to county residents.

The collection site is behind Ski Barn and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Businesses may participate for a fee, but must pre-register and obtain a price quote.

Acceptable materials for disposal include pesticides, herbicides, propane tanks, solvents and thinners, varnishes and waxes, household cleaners, corrosives, pool and photographic chemicals, kerosene, mercury switches and thermometers, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, oil-based paints, used motor oil and oil filters, car batteries, NICAD, button cell and rechargeable batteries, old gasoline and antifreeze.

Materials for disposal must be in their original containers, or be clearly marked. Any oil, antifreeze or oil and gas mixtures should be brought in disposable containers.

Material not accepted includes water-based paint, medical waste, explosives, radioactive material, smoke detectors, and regular household alkaline batteries, as they are no longer classified as hazardous.

These are batteries labeled AA, AAA, C, D. etc. Tape the end, or place in inidiviual sealed plastic bags. Latex paint must be dried out and disposed of in regular trash.

For more information or for businesses to pre-register, call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973)-305-5738.

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