F.A.Q. Muriatic Acid
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
- Muriatic or hydrochloric acid causes severe irritation or burns to skin and eyes.
Vapors may irritate respiratory tract.
- Wear clothing that covers exposed skin areas. Use gauntlet-style acid-resistant gloves and eye protection when working with acid.
- Use only in well ventilated areas.
- Always add acid to water…never add water to acid.
Do not mix muriatic acid with any other chemicals.
- 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 and react with other chemicals.
- Wastewater treatment facilities routinely use muriatic acid. Call your local facility to see if they will accept it.
Take to a HHW collection or commercial hazardous waste facility.