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Smoke Detectors
Disposal of Bulky Waste
Prescription Drugs/Medication


Although it is technically "legal" for a home self-care generator of syringes (sharps) to place them in the garbage if properly secured, there is a much safer way to dispose of these items. Many hospitals in and around the County participate in the New Jersey Hospital Association's Safe Syringe Program. Hospitals provide sharps containers to the home generator that the generator returns to the hospital when full. Contact the hospitals listed below for further information.
Note: Under no circumstances should needles ever be put in any type of container and placed out for recycling collection . This is very hazardous to recycling center employees.

St. Peter's University Hospital Princeton Medical Center
New Brunswick Princeton
732-745-8600 609-497-4266
ext 8470 Joan Gillard
JFK Medical Center Somerset Medical Center
Edison Somerville
732-321-7539 908-685-2200
Judith Lechek Diabetes Treatment Center


Homeowners can mail smoke detectors back to the appropriate manufacturer only. All alarms/detectors are to be marked "for disposal".

Code One/Firex/Maple Chase Products
2820 Thatcher Road
Downings Grove, IL 60515
3334 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076
First Alert/BRK Brands3920
Enterprise Court
Aurora, IL 60504- 8132
Lifesaver/Frynetics, Inc.
1055 Stevenson Ct.
Suite 102W.
Roselle, IL 60172
Safety's Sake/Funtech
388 N. Ellicot Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14428
American SenSors

You may also try contacting the place of purchase for options or suggestions.

Disposal of Bulky Waste

Individuals without a hauling permit wishing to self haul
bulky waste, i.e. construction/demolition debris, can utilize a system set up at the following locations:

Midco Waste Systems / MCC
Recycling Transfer Station
5 Industrial Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-8988

Importico Transfer Station
120 Baekeland Ave
Middlesex, NJ 08846
(732) 356-3882

Midco Waste Systems
92 Baekeland Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846
(732) 545-8988

South Plainfield Transfer & Recycling
Baldwin Street & 2101 Roosevelt Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 756-5155

Montecalvo Disposal Services
75 Crows Mill Road
Keasby, NJ 08832
(732) 738-6000


Call for hours and specific requirements. There will be a 1 ton minimum charge.


Medication Disposal

Do not dispose of prescriptions and over the counter medications down the drain or toilet!  Wastewater treatment facilities cannot remove harmful pharmaceutical compounds and these may end up in your drinking water.

For information about collection days and drop-off locations for medications, please visit the following websites:





Pedals for Progress is a nonprofit group that collects bicycles for reuse.  Visit their website at www.p4p.org to find the collection nearest you.