Household Hazardous Waste

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Disposal of HHW as garbage poses a serious hazard to human health and to the environment; N.J. residents are prohibited by law from doing so. All NJ counties (not towns) have set up HHW collection programs.

The Essex County Utilities Authority oversees the HHW Collection Days for all towns in this county, hosted twice each year – spring and fall – in nearby Cedar Grove, a convenient location for Montclair residents.

The drive-in and drop-off collection takes place from 8:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. sharp at 125 Fairview Avenue (next to Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. The event is free for Essex County residents only (proof of residency required). Commercial and large quantity users may not drop-off any items. No early arrivals allowed; it is a rain-or-shine event.

Driving Directions: Drive up Bloomfield Avenue (west towards Verona); once you cross Pompton Avenue, continue about 1¼ miles to Fairview Avenue; turn right onto Fairview Avenue and drive approximately ½ a mile; your destination will be on your right just past Verona High School.

For information and dates for the Essex HHW Collection Days, call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-857-2350.

For a list of Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials, click here.


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