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Transfer Station Info (Tip Fee $111.25/ton)

  • Mt. Olive Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm; Sat 7:30am-11am
  • Parsippany Mon-Fri 7am-3pm; Sat 7:30am-11am
  • Closed Sundays and Major Holidays
  • No Rental Trucks
  • Payment by Account, Check, Credit Card. No Cash
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F.A.Q. Adhesives and Glues

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.


  • Adhesives may contain solvents and other toxic chemicals.
  • Among glues, the safest choices are white glue, glue sticks, library paste, and yellow glue. Select them whenever possible.


  • If you cannot use up an adhesive yourself, give it to someone who can, or take it to a household hazardous-waste collection site.
  • As a last resort, dry the adhesive. First, find a well-ventilated area away from children, pets, and sources of heat or flames— preferably outside. Wear chemical-resistant gloves, and avoid inhaling fumes.

MCMUA's Facility Database

Management Options

  • If you have a small amount of adhesive, open the container and let it dry. For larger amounts, spread the adhesive in thin layers on cardboard or newspapers. If the adhesive is in a tube, slit the tube for drying. For two-part adhesives, mix them together before letting them dry. When the adhesive has hardened, you can safely place it in the trash.
  • Water-based (non-combustible/ non-flammable) adhesives may be safely disposed of in the garbage.