Household Hazardous Waste Program

Posted: May 16, 2012

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will be conducting a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its facilities located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette.

On this date, residents can bring for disposal up to 100 pounds of dry household hazardous waste materials, 25 fluorescent bulbs and/or 10 gallons of liquid waste free of charge.

According to the SCMUA, it holds this type of disposal event to keep pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfills and the leachate generated out of the waste stream.

Acceptable materials include the following:

  • lead based paints
  • oil based paints
  • stains
  • varnish
  • turpentine
  • paint thinner
  • muriatic acid
  • sulfuric acid
  • old gasoline
  • fuel oil
  • oil tank fluid
  • kerosene
  • lighter fluid
  • solvents
  • ammonia
  • photo chemicals
  • printing ink
  • pesticides
  • insectides
  • driveway sealer
  • roofing tar
  • brake fluid
  • lubricants
  • rust remover
  • pool chemicals
  • chlorine
  • mercury

For more information, please consult the SCMUA website or contact them at 973.579.6998.