The MCMUA operates one of NJ's most comprehensive household hazardous waste (HHW) programs. This F.A.Q. page and information on hazardous materials is intended as a guide about HHW materials as well as the MCMUA's HHW program. This information is a general guide and does not constitute official rule, regulation or law.
Hazardous Waste Materials
- Appliances (CFCs)
- Art & Crafts
- Batteries (Auto & Boat)
- Batteries, Household (dry cell)
- Cell Phones
- Compressed Gas Cylinders
- Driveway Sealer
- Fire Extinguishers
- Medical Waste
- Motor Oil & Filters
- Muriatic Acid (HCl)
- Paints & Stains
- Photo Chemicals
- Pool Chemicals
- Rock Salt
- Smoke Detectors
- Wood (Treated)
- Wood with Lead Paint
- Toxic to small children and may be deadly to animals attracted by its sweet taste.
- Spent antifreeze may contain metals from the engine (lead, zinc, copper).
Can disturb the biological action of sewage treatment and septic systems.
- Collect and store spent antifreeze in sealed, labeled, plastic or metal container, away from heat sources, children and pets.
- Never store in a beverage container; original container is best.
- Clean up spills with absorbent (kitty litter, shredded newspaper, vermiculite, rags, etc.); bag waste materials and discard in the trash. Flush soiled area with water.
- Do not mix with oil.
- Do not dispose down the drain or in storm drains.
Do not dispose of in the trash: liquid wastes can leak in a trash truck.
MCMUA's Facility Database
- Facilities that Accept Antifreeze
- Solid Waste Facilities (All Types)
- Class "D" Recycling Facility (Special Waste)
- Hazardous Waste Facilities
- Unused Antifreeze - Antifreeze does not go bad. Donate to a friend who can use it, a mechanic or school auto shop.
- Take to community recycling center, if available. A state contract for antifreeze collection is available for municipalities and public sector agencies
- Take to service station or repair garage that accepts spent antifreeze.
- If recycling option is not available, take to next household hazardous waste collection day or a commercial hazardous waste facility.
Note: More environmentally-friendly propylene glycol may contain the same pollutants after use and should be disposed as suggested above.
Empty Containers - Dispose of these in the trash.