Why not clear out your living or office space?

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) is offering a free service for Hudson County residents at four locations.

“Removing dangerous materials from our homes by participating in Hudson County’s Household Hazardous Waste program is a smart way to protect our families and the environment,” county executive Tom DeGiso said.

The two locations, Jersey City, and Kearny, will operate the free service on Saturday May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jersey City’s and Kearny’s is on Saturday May 18 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at JC Municipal Complex, 13-15 Linden Avenue East, and Kearny DPW, 357 Bergen Avenue, respectively.

Additionally, Hudson County residents may dispose of as many as four tires at any of the scheduled Household Waste Days. However, if residents cannot make it to any of the “Tire Amnesty Event’s” at the scheduled household waste days, they may either store their tires in a garage or shed, or cover them until they can be properly disposed of. (Contact municipal Department of Public Works for locations and cost.)

And take advantage of computer only recycling collection as well. If you have an old computer, monitor, mouse or keyboard to get rid of, bring it to one of the four HHW Days to safely dispose of it and help preserve the environment. While tablets and cellphones also will be accepted, printers and televisions will NOT.

Since the program is sponsored in part by a grant from the NJEEP-Division of solid and hazardous waste, residents may drop off materials at any site, but be prepared to show proof of residency.


What to bring:

  • Thermostats (NOW ACCEPTED!)
  • Tires
  • Cleaners & Corrosives
  • Pool & Photographic Chemicals
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Oil Based Varnishes
  • Rechargeable & Car Batteries
  • Propane Tanks (from barbeque grills only)
  • Solvents & Thinners
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Formaldehyde
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Old Gasoline
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Antifreeze
  • Smoke Detectors (NOW ACCEPTED!)


What not to bring:

  • Consumer Electronics (except computers)
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Latex paint
  • Explosives
  • Compressed gas cylinders/tanks
  • TCBs, TCCD (such as freon and helium)
  • Woodlife
  • Asbestos
  • Kepone



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