Essex County's Household Hazardous Waste -
Acceptable & Unacceptable Materials


ACCEPTABLE Materials
Pesticides and Herbicides Automotive fluids
(antifreeze, motor oil,
steering fluids, etc.)
Gasoline/Kerosene
Paint thinners and solvents
Household cleaning fluids Oil based paints and stains
Darkroom/Photographic chemicals Car batteries Chemistry sets
Driveway sealer Fire extinguishers (home) Propane tanks (barbecue type)
Aerosol spray paints Pool chemicals Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
Nicad/Rechargeable Batteries Mercury and products containing mercury  


UNACCEPTABLE Materials
Latex paint Unlabeled or Unidentified Materials Asbestos
Regulated Medical Waste or Infectious Waste Commercial or Industrial Waste Empty Containers
Explosives, Munitions, Ordnance
or Reactive Materials
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms* Household batteries
( AA, AAA, C, D, 9V)

*These products should be returned to their manufacturer.

Not For Commercial and Industrial Facilities.