Different types of batteries require different methods of disposal.
Hazardous Batteries to Be Recycled
A variety of hazardous batteries require recycling and cannot be disposed of in regular garbage.
Rechargeable batteries must be recycled. The Home Depot will also recycle these for you. This includes batteries such as:
- Nickel-metal hydride
- Small sealed lead-acid
These types of batteries are commonly found in:
- Cellular and cordless phones
- Cordless tools
- Laptop computers
- MP3 players
- Remote controls
Other Hazardous Batteries
Non-rechargeable, hazardous batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V) that include older alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries (manufactured before 1994) as well as any silver-oxide, mercury, and magnesium button-type batteries, etc.
Vehicle batteries must be recycled. Please recycle your old battery through the service station or store that sells you a new battery.
Batteries to Be Disposed of with Garbage
Alkaline and carbon-zinc non-rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V) were manufactured after 1994.
Manufacturers of alkaline and carbon zinc non-rechargeable batteries made after circa 1994 eliminated the mercury content to the point that they are no longer considered hazardous and therefore are not included in this category for recycling.
All computers, related hardware, and televisions must be recycled and cannot be placed with sanitation. These items may be brought to the recycling center.
If you purchase large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers/dryers, in many instances, the store that sold you the new appliance will remove and recycle your old appliance (this is recommended). Freon must be removed from items such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners prior to calling for a collection.
The Township requires proof of Freon removal by certification from vendor before pick-up.
Used motor oil must be properly recycled. Area service stations may accept this material for a nominal fee. Used oil must never be left at service stations or dealerships when they are closed.
Please call your local service stations or dealers for more information.
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) schedules a number of hazardous substance disposal days at various locations within the county every year. Please note: there are nominal fees for disposing of BBQ-sized propane cylinders.
For more information contact the MCMUA at 973-829-8006.
Scrap metal must be recycled. The Township will collect scrap metal curbside by appointment.
To schedule a pick-up, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-428-2495.
Used tires must be properly recycled. Whenever you purchase new tires, please ask the vendor to recycle your old tires. In addition, some area service stations and dealerships may accept tires for recycling during their hours of operation. Please call your local service stations or dealers for more information.
Another option is to recycle your old tires through the Morris County Transfer Station. Morris County residents may bring their tires to the Transfer Station on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. for a charge. All rims must be removed.
|Type of Tire||Fee|
|Automobile Tire||$3 per tire|
|Truck tire||$5 per tire|