LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority or SCUMA will hold a hazardous waste event on November 4, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The program is available to Sussex County residents, local school districts, municipalities and county agencies.  According to the SCUMA website the event is held to remove from the waste stream pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfill.

Up to 100 pounds of dry household hazardous waste materials and 10 gallons of liquid wasted will be accepted free of charge from individuals.

Common items that are accepted only on hazardous waste day include:

  • Lead based paint (Latex is not hazardous and can be brought as regular garbage),
  • Oil based paints,
  • Stains,
  • Varnish,
  •  Paint thinner,
  • Muriatic acid,
  • Sulfuric acid,
  • Roofing tar,
  • Old gasoline, ammonia,
  • Lighter fluid,
  • Kerosene,
  • Solvents,
  • Photo chemicals,
  • Printing ink,
  • Mercury,
  • Fuel oil, pesticides,
  •  Insecticides,
  • Brake fluid,
  • Lubricants,
  • Rust remover,
  • Chlorine,
  • Turpentine,
  • Driveway sealer,
  • Oil tank fluid

Items that are prohibited include pentachlorophenolene, explosives, silvex, PCB’s or PCB materials, picric acid, smoke detectors.