County Household Hazardous Waste


On June 1st, 2016, the operations of the Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will be contracted out to an independent contractor. 

Important Information

  • The Facility is open to Monmouth County residents only.
  • There will be no appointment required to drop off materials at the facility.
  • The facility limits residents to 20 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of dry material per visit.
  • Liquid containers limited to 5-gallon size maximum.
  • Solid packages limited to 50-pound weight maximum.
  • No business or commercially generated waste materials accepted.
  • Asbestos, ammunition, fireworks, gunpowder, boat flares, radioactive materials (smoke detectors), medical waste, and medical sharps are not permitted for disposal at the facility.
  • Monmouth County reserves the right to reject participants and/or materials at its sole discretion.
  • For further information, call 732-683-8686, ext. 5210 or follow the prompts for "household hazardous waste disposal."

Latex Paint

The County is still accepting latex paint, but it is no longer a hazardous waste. Latex is labeled water-based or acrylic, but should not be poured down the drain or on the ground.

It is strongly recommended to only purchase what you will use. Leftover paint can be donated to Habitat for Humanity, schools or theater groups.

Latex paint can be disposed of in the following manner: Dry out the paint. Once dried, it can be disposed of as regular trash with the lids removed. Commercial paint hardeners are available from paint stores but only work with water-based paints. If the can is empty, or the paint is dried, the container should be placed with other household trash,- but the lid must be removed so our staff can see there is no liquid paint.

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