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F.A.Q. Driveway Sealer

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.

Hazards

May contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, many of which are carcinogenic and can be absorbed through the skin.

Handling

  • Keep driveway sealer in closed containers.
  • Wear rubber gloves when handling.

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Management Options

  • Try to use up what you have. If the product is usable donate it to a neighbor, paving contractor or other person who may use it.
  • Sealers that say on the label that they contain petroleum distillates or coal tar are considered hazardous and should be disposed of as part of a hazardous waste collection program.   Be aware that many driveway sealers may be latex based but may still contain petroleum distillates or coal tar.  Therefore, unlike paints, latex based driveway sealers may be hazardous. Please read the label.
  • If the driveway sealer does not contain petroleum distillates or coal tar it is considerered non-hazardous and you may  dispose of non-hazardous driveway sealer by drying it out and disposing of it with the ordinary trash.