Household Hazardous Waste

Safely Dispose Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic, as Household Hazardous Waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Household Hazardous Waste is accepted twice per year (Spring and Fall) at special Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days sponsored by the CMCMUA. Customers must bring their Household Hazardous Waste to the CMCMUA,  disposal of small quantities are free of charge.

Household Hazardous Waste Day 

  • The Spring event is usually held on a Saturday in May at the CMCMUA  Transfer Station  .
  • The Fall event is typically held on a Saturday in September at the CMCMUA  Sanitary Landfill  .
  • Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Check our home page and local newspapers for advertisements as the event day approaches.

CMCMUA Will AcceptCMCMUA Will Not Accept
Thinners and SolventsUnidentified Wastes
Glues and AdhesivesExplosives
Gasoline and Other Flammable LiquidsRadioactive Materials
Photographic ChemicalsWaste from Regulated
Hazardous Waste Generators 
(Conditionally Exempt Generators)
Pesticides and Herbicides
Pool Chemicals
Cleaning ProductsAerosol cans of any kind -
Aerosol cans are not hazardous and
may be disposed of as regular trash after
the contents have been used
Mercury Containing Items
Automotive Products
Flourescent Light Bulbs

Up to 20 gallons of liquid waste and 150 pounds of dry hazardous waste will be accepted per vehicle. Waste will be accepted only from Cape May County households.