Clark Residents Invited to Dispose of Hazard Household Waste

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Ever wonder how to safely dispose of hazardous household items?   Union County has the answer for residents.   On Saturday August 6, 2016, Union County residents can safely recycle unwanted and potentially dangerous items at Union County Vo-Tech at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

County residents are urged to participate in this event to keep their homes, neighborhoods and waterways safe from potential pollutants.  “The special household waste recycling program for Union County residents is particularly important as we become more aware of the need for proper disposal of hazardous items that are found around the home,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

Only materials in original or labeled containers will be accepted. No containers larger than five gallons will be collected.   The following types of items will be received:

Sign Up for E-News

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Automobile Tires (Limit of 8)
  • Batteries
  • Blood Pressure Devices
  • Caustics
  • Corrosives & cleaners
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (unbroken)
  • Gasoline
  • Mercury Switches
  • Motor Oil & Oil Filters
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Oil Based Varnishes
  • Pesticides & herbicides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks
  • Solvents and Thinners
  • Thermostats

This event is for residents only, not local businesses.  Residents can drive up to the site, show proof of residency and workers at the site will unload the items for proper disposal.

Latex paints will not be accepted at this event.  According to Union County authorities, residents can dispose of latex paint and empty cans in regular garbage.  Unused paint can be left open to air dry or mixed with cat litter or newspaper to quicken the drying process. 

Also not accepted at the event are unidentified materials, explosives, radioactive materials and PCB’s.

 For more information about this event and others visit the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning web site.   

The household hazardous waste collection is held rain or shine.   For more information, please call the Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Tue, May 22, 7:00 PM

IMC in Arthur L. Johnson High School, Clark

Tea With the Superintendent of Schools.

Bee Day at Hanson Park!!

May 19, 2018

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Saturday, June 23rd for Bee Day at Hanson Park!  At 2:00 PM Grant Stiles from Stiles Honey will be sharing his knowledge of bees with his presentation, “Fundamentals of Beekeeping and the Importance of Honey Bees in Our Society.”  Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as Mr. Stiles answers all of your ...

Video Shows Woman Ripping Off Tip Jar at Westfield YESTERcades, Manager Says

May 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footage from security cameras at YESTERcades of Westfield shows a woman stealing the new game fund/employee tip jar from the counter at 2:10 a.m. (closing time) Sunday morning, according to manager Fred Logue, who shared screenshots of the video.

There was probably about $70 in the jar at the time, according to Logue, who said he reported the theft to Westfield ...

A Garwood Government Record of Too Little, Too Late

May 21, 2018

As a registered Democrat and someone who is observing the race between Mayor Charles Lombardo and Councilwoman Sara Todisco, I have to say – too little, too late. Lombardo's team promotes him as a "behind the scenes" Mayor as written by his running mate Jennyfer Guerrero as recently as her latest letter to the editor I saw online. However, what has he really done in the past 3 ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!



Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
Read more

NJ American Water Working to Replace Water Mains in Clark

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water plans to replace roughly 1,200 feet of water main lines in Clark according to a notice released on May 16.

The document indicates the company is replacing main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle that was originally installed in the 1930s.  Two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will ...