If you’ve got oil paint, pesticides or dangerous chemicals hanging around your house, this Saturday, May 7, is the day to get rid of them safely. Essex County will be holding its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Yard at 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove. County employees will be there to collect stuff from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You can dispose of pesticides and herbicides, paint thinners and solvents, oil-based paint, chemistry sets, barbecue propane tanks, pool chemicals, photo developing chemicals, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, products that contain mercury, car batteries, home fire extinguishers, aerosol spray paint and automotive fluids.
The county’s Computer and Electronics Recycling Day will be at the maintenance yard on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.