Alternative Disposal Options

Residents may deliver Household Hazardous Waste to the Morris County permanent HHW site in Mount Olive, NJ for a fee. For more information, please contact the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority at (973) 829-8006 (

Bergen County residents can contact a private contractor to remove household hazardous waste from your home.  Below is a listing of private contractors for your use. Market information mentioned is by no means the only markets available to the County of Bergen.  Vendors on this list do not constitute a recommendation nor are the listed companies endorsed by the BCUA.

ACV Enviro
217 South First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206


Care Environmental Corp.
10 Orben Drive
Landing, NJ  07850

Clean Earth of North Jersey
115 Jacobus Ave.
Kearny, NJ  07032

Clean Harbors Environmental Services
41 Tompkins Point Road
Newark, NJ 07114
F. 781-792-5913

MXI Maumee Express, Inc.
297 Zimmerman Lane
Langhorne, PA 19047
(cell) 732-328-0320
Email -
Radiac Research Company
261 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Email -

Safety Kleen
116 Skyline Drive
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Thermostat Recycling Corp.
355 Lexington Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
1(888) 266-0550

Veolia Environmental Services
1 Eden Lane
Flanders, NJ 07836
P. 973-347-7111

Rechargeable Battery Recycling

  • The following are classified as rechargeable batteries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-Mh), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel zinc (Ni-Zn), and small sealed lead (Pb)
  • Rechargeable batteries are found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, and remote controlled toys.  Rechargeable batteries resemble alkaline batteries.  The label on the battery will indicate if it's rechargeable.
  • Many retailers, including hardware stores, camera shops, and home improvement centers, who sell rechargeable batteries (from cell phones, cordless phones, cameras, video cameras, etc.) also collect spent batteries for recycling at their stores, so contact local retailers to see if they participate in this program.  Go to to learn more about rechargeable batteries and cell phones.

Motor Oil Recycling

  • Many municipalities collect motor oil for recycling,  For more information about the services offered by your municipality, click here to go to the municipality section of the Bergen County Website.
  • If your town does not accept motor oil, many service stations that perform oil changes will accept your used motor oil (possibly for a nominal fee). Please call your local service station for guidelines for the acceptance of used motor oil.
  • All Jiffy-lube stations will take up to 10 gallons of motor oil at no charge. You must bring the used motor oil in closed containers, during business hours, and take the empty containers away with you.
  • All Bridgestone and Firestone Tire and Service Centers will accept up to 2 gallons of motor oil at no charge. You must bring the used motor oil in closed containers, during business hours, and take the empty containers away with you.
  • Call Earth's 911 at 1-800-CLEANUP, or visit their website.  Earth's 911 is a public/private partnership for environmental protection.
  • The American Petroleum Institute's website, at, also helps you find motor oil collection centers.

Computer and Electronics Recycling
The BCUA operates a NJDEP approved Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot for all Bergen County residents. All types of computer and electronic equipment are collected for recycling.

Propane Tank Disposal
Many local propane filling stations and retailers, including home improvement centers, will accept your old propane tanks for recycling (possibly for a nominal fee) or trade-in for a new tank. Contact local filling stations or retailers to see if they participate in this program

Helium Tank Disposal - Click here for helium tank disposal information

Syringe/Sharps Disposal Guide - Click here for syringe disposal information. Additional sharps information is available by clicking here.

Fluorescent Lamp Disposal - Click here for information on fluorescent lamp disposal from the NJDEP

What should I do with medications?

Click here for DEP guidelines for the proper disposal of household medication

Click here for upcoming collections.  Click here for permanent collection sites in Bergen County.