Hazardous Waste Days

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hazardous Waste Days

It’s that time of year again when Hoboken residents get to pack up their “hazardous waste” and drive to another town to dump it…. Like some of the brown field lots in Hoboken could get more contaminaed by a few flourescent lightbulbs.

So here we go.. Driving to Jersey City, Bayonne, Kearney or North Bergen….Sellers this is a must! Dump the junk. www.njhazwaste.com

Some interesteing new changes….

If you saved alkaline batteries for Waste Days. Forget about it. Throw them out in the trash. Have we lowered our standards? Have batteries gotten safer? I don’t know. Just toss them.

Latex paint… Toss it. No more midnight run and dumps in front of the Home Depot. They sell it, they should be able to process it… The waste guys want you to fill the paint can with kitty litter or some other absorbent material. Personally, I always thought it was cool to watch a can of paint explode inside the garbage truck crusher.


Back to the flourescent lightbulb…. Like the Prius with it’s nickel metal hydride batteries, one can only wonder what wrath have we unleased with our exuberence for “green”. Here are the official instuctions for the greenies…. When disposing of flourescent lights you must place the bulb pack in its original packaging (Like who has that), in an air tight container or wrap the bulb in celllophane, newspapaer or duct tape. This will prevent mercury contamination in the event of breakage. Scared yet? These things are in your home. Lots of them. When one burns out, you’ve got to have a place to store it for months. yeah that’s likely. I’m going to have a few potential environmental hazards living in my condo with my family. Oops cat knocked over a bulb..better call hazmat…Do I have to disclose this when I sell????

Hey, The Hoboken Real Estate Report with May Update is now available!

Hazardous Waste Days

Speak Your Mind

*