Unacceptable Items

The Burlington County Hazardous Waste Facility cannot accept:

  • Radioactive wastes
  • Regulated medical wastes as defined by N.J.A.C. 7:23 -3A.1 et seq.
  • Compressed gases, except for one pound propane cylinders
  • Explosives
  • Hazardous and acutely hazardous waste generated by small and large quantity generators

If you have any specific questions about a chemical or product, contact our Facility Technician at 609-499-5200 or email hazwaste@co.burlington.nj.us.

Smoke Detectors

Most manufacturers will take back any smoke detector they manufacture.

First Alert Brand Smoke Detectors

First Alert will only accept units they manufacture. Call 800-392-1395 for instructions.

Virtua Health Safe Syringe Program

To find the location nearest you, call toll-free 1-888-virtua3 (1-888-847-8823) Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click Here For Safe Syringe Disposal Options

Participants receive a sterile, durable container to dispose of used sharps. Syringes fit into the container without the needle needing to be broken or recapped. When the container is full, return it to the Virtua health location where it was obtained and receive a new container. Virtua ensures that the syringes are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. There may be a minimal one-time fee.