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F.A.Q. kerosine

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.

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Kerosene is accepted in DOT-approved containers at the MCMUA HHW Facility by appointment on most Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

If you have a kerosene heater that still contains kerosene, you need to pour the kerosene into a DOT-approved container in order to transport the kerosene to the MCMUA HHW Facility in Mount Olive Township. A serious fire and/or explosion hazard exists if the kerosene is transported in a non-DOT-shippable kerosene heater. Do not travel at your own risk and get a proper container to transport the kerosene.

The heater is not a DOT-shippable container and kerosene should not be transported in the heater itself.  Once empty, the heater should be disposed of with the ordinary garbage.