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This applies to Home Generated Medical Waste only.
PhysiciansAsk your physician if they will take your used syringes once they are properly placed in a container.
Household WasteFollow these steps to safely dispose of your syringes in your municipal trash. Your syringes must be placed in rigid containers that will protect people from needle sticks and use containers that are unlikely to break open on their way to the landfill.
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Electronic items are picked up by Public Works. Call HamStat Call Center at 609-586-0311 to arrange for a pick up of electronic items such as:
Or submit a citizen service request under "Electronic Pick Up".
Place item curbside by 7:30 am on the Monday following your request, and Public Works will pick it up during the week. These items may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility. The Ecological Facility will have a drop-off box to collect old cell phones.
Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Freezers are picked up curbside by Public Works. All doors must be removed.
To arrange for a pickup, submit a citizen service request (select "Freon/Metal Pick Up") or call HamStat at 609-586-0311 and you will be placed on a list for pickup. Pick-up will occur the week following your request. Place the item curbside by 7:30 am on the Monday following your request, and Public Works will pick it up one day during that week. Items may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility.
If your refrigerator or freezer is in working condition and greater than 10 cubic feet in size, visit the New Jersey Refrigerator / Freezer Recycling Program where you can receive $50 for your refrigerator or freezer.
All of the oil and gas must be drained from the riding lawn mower. Once drained, contact the HamStat Call Center at 609-586-0311 to arrange for a curbside metal (white goods) pick up by Public Works.
Metal items such as:
are picked up curbside by Public Works.
To arrange for a pickup, submit a citizen service request (select "Freon/Metal Pick Up) or call HamStat at 609-586-0311 and you will be placed on a list for pickup. Pick-up will occur the week following your request for a pickup. Place the item curbside by 7:30 am on the Monday following your request, and Public Works will pick it up one day during that week. Items may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility.
X-rays can be dropped off at the facility where they were taken or can be dropped off at the radiology department at RWJ at Hamilton; call 609-584-6611 for the file room at RWJ).
You can take your fire extinguisher to Continental Fire and Safety located at:2740 Kuser RoadHamilton NJ 08691Phone: 609-588-0096Toll Free: 800-313-1846
Throw away small (18 inches or less) cylinder fire extinguishers, which must be empty, in your household trash. To empty, put the extinguisher in two heavy-duty plastic bags, such as contractor bags. Then, fold over the top of the bags to seal them and step on the seal with your foot to be sure it stays closed. Grab the lever through the bag with your hand and squeeze slowly to let out all the contents. Then tie the bags tightly and throw it out in your trash.
Dispose of aerosol extinguishers in the household trash. Aerosol extinguishers differ from traditional cylinder fire extinguishers - the fire suppressant is in an aerosol can, much like hair spray and spray paint.
Kerosene can be taken to Mercer County Improvement Authority's (MCIA) Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day. Events will be held at the Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road on:
Events are from 8 am to 2 pm. View a list of additional accepted materials.
There are strict COVID-19 protocol residents must follow:
Every year in January, Public Works collects Christmas trees. It starts on January 3, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2022. Hamilton residents place their Christmas Trees at their properties' curbside and Public Works will pick-up and dispose of the trees. Flocked trees are accepted.
As part of the service, residents are asked the following:
Hamilton residents can also dispose of Christmas trees at the Township's Ecological Facility, which is located on Kuser Road, on weekdays between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm and on Saturdays between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm. The Township Ecological Facility offers this drop-off service free-of-charge to Hamilton residents; however, any commercial vehicles that drop off Christmas trees will be charged a fee.
For questions regarding Christmas tree collection, residents can call 609-586-0311 (609-HAMSTAT) between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
A couch may be placed out for bulk collection on the 2nd scheduled trash day of the week for bulk pick up. (Maximum of 3 bulk items on the 2nd trash day.)
Dehumidifiers can either be dropped off at the Ecological Facility or can be scheduled for a curbside metal/white goods pick up for Public Works.
Fences would be considered a bulk item. For chain link fences please call HAMStat at 609-586-0311 to arrange a metal pickup or drop it off at the ecological facility located at 1360 Kuser Road. All concrete must be removed.
For Wood Fences: Cut into 4 feet in length, bundled and tied, weighing less then 50 pounds, nails must be removed or bent. Maximum of 3 bundles each 2nd trash day. Work done by contractors will not be taken.
The hot tub must be cut down into 4 foot lengths weighing no more than 50 pounds. This is considered a bulk pick up item and must be placed curbside on your second garbage collection day (Thursday, Friday or Saturday).
For disposal of large quantity of cooking grease, contact a cooking grease recycler. Companies that provide this service are:
A mattress and a box spring may go out on the 2nd regular garbage day of the week for bulk pick up (maximum of 3 bulk items on the 2nd day).
Pianos must be taken apart and broken down under 50 pounds. 3 pieces of the piano may be placed out on the 2nd regular trash day of the week (3 bulk items is the maximum).
Satellite dishes can be put out on 2nd garbage day of the week as bulk item.
A toilet goes out on the 2nd trash day of the week for bulk collection. No bags or box. Maximum of 3 bulk items on the 2nd trash day.
The mailbox is located in Veteran's Park in front of the Public Works Maintenance Building. The building is situated near the Kuser Road entrance to the park.
Once a year the Mercer County Division of Veteran Services partners with local veterans from American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the "flag retirement" ceremony. The official decommissioning ceremony is usually held in June.
American flags that are tattered, soiled or otherwise "unfit for display" will be burned in a dignified manor in a pit in the ground during the ceremony.
If resident is doing the work themselves, they must first contact Jonathan Holmes at MCIA by calling 609-278-8083. There are many regulations that the resident must conform to and Jonathan will go over all of them with the resident.
If no one answers the phone at the provided number, leave a message and Jonathan will return the call.
For more information on how to dispose of or recycle batteries go to the Call2Recycle website.
Must contact disposal company of your choice to make an arrangement. Blacktop is no longer accepted at curbside or the Ecological Facility.
Car batteries can be taken to the Ecological Facility.
They can also be taken to MCIA's Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day (PNG) held at Dempster Fire School.
Concrete is not accepted at the Ecological Facility or curbside for garbage. For concrete disposal, contact Vinch at 609-883-3644. There is a fee to dump concrete.
Grass clippings can be placed curbside on your regular trash day in bags or containers. (Not in cardboard boxes.) Bags and containers can weigh no more than 50 pounds. Containers must have handles.
Central Jersey Waste will take as many bags as they can on the first scheduled collection day. As long as additional bags are not added, they will pick up the rest on your second regularly scheduled collection day.
Grass Clippings may also be dropped off at the Ecological Facility.
Hay may not be dropped off at the Ecological Facility. It must be placed in bags or containers, not to weigh more than 50 pounds and placed out on your regularly scheduled garbage collection day.
MCIA has advised this is considered non-toxic and can go in regular household garbage.
Nails can be taken to the Ecological Facility where they can be thrown in the metal dumpster.
Water-based or latex paint is not a hazardous waste and therefore can be included with household garbage, however not in liquid form. Remove lids and fill cans with absorbent material such as sand or kitty litter and completely dry out. Containers of dried latex paint (without lids) can be placed curbside or in tightly sealed plastic bags on your 2nd trash day of the week.
Oil or lead based paint must be taken to MCIA's Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day. Events will be held at the Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road, March 26, 2022, June 4, 2022, September 10, 2022. Events are from 8 am to 2 pm.
For a list of additional materials that are accepted, view a helpful infographic from the MCIA (PNG).
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment collects, sanitizes, refurbishes and sells gently used, durable medical equipment and unopened medical supplies at affordable prices
For a list of items with directions on the correct way to get rid of them view our 2022 Guide (PDF).
Project Medicine Drop accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications seven days a week, 365 days a year. The boxes are located within the headquarters of participating police departments and are highly visible with the "Project Medicine Drop" logo. Syringes or liquids are not accepted. A drop box is located at the Hamilton Police Station. Visit the Project Medicine Drop Locator and scroll down to Mercer County to find additional locations.
If a drug take back or collection program is not available follow these steps to properly dispose of your prescription drugs: