Household hazardous waste (HHW) is leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
In an effort to remove HHW from the municipal solid waste stream and keep it out of the Burlington County landfill, the County commenced operation of a permanent collection facility in 1994. This facility is open year round and serves:
Homeowners within Burlington County;
Small businesses within Burlington County which produce small or infrequent amounts of hazardous waste (must be registered as a conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) (link to Hazardous Waste Small Business Program page); and
Burlington County residents are not required to make appointments, but must provide proof of residency. Materials will be accepted free of charge.
Small businesses and out-of-County residents must make an appointment by calling 609-499-5200. Both small businesses and out-of-County residents will be charged a fee (PDF) for services rendered.
Please note that materials will only be accepted during operating hours and the facility is closed on Mondays. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday's 7 a.m.-Noon. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the facility will be closed on Tuesday as well.