There's a variety of other items that residents should know about in order to assist our Borough and improve overall services for everyone. In addition, there are a variety of basic resources that one should know about to ensure that disposal of waste does not negatively affect your and the Borough's sewers and other basic infrastructure.
Flushing of Certain Products
The sewer system is designed to dispose of very specific items. Using your toilet for disposal of many modern products will often result in blockages. The drains that connect your home to the sewer main are only big enough to carry water, toilet paper, and human waste. These drains are often no wider than 4 inches in diameter., Please visit the Flushing of Certain Products page to view items that should never be flushed.
To ensure fairness and prevent abuses, each household is entitled to 4 bulk pickups per calendar year. Learn how to request a bulk pickup by visiting the Schedule a Bulk Pickup page.
To ensure a well-functioning water infrastructure, the Borough conducts hydrant flushings at various times during the year. Learn more about this schedule by reviewing the Hydrant Flushing page.
Safe Syringe Disposal
Syringes pose major public safety risks if disposed of improperly. Learn more about the proper way of disposing of used needles and syringes by visiting the Safe Syringe Disposal page.
Since the 2011 passage of the Electronics Waste Management Act, residents can no longer dispose of covered electronics devices with regular waste. Placing such items outside for curbside pickup is forbidden by Borough Code and is subject to summons. Learn more about the proper way of disposing of electronics by taking a look at the Electronics Disposal page.
Paint cannot be disposed of at the curbside. The County accepts latex and oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, lacquers, thinners, spray paint, and driveway sealer. Items must be labeled. County residents only. Learn more about where to take your paint by visiting the Middlesex County website.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
Protect your home by preparing and protecting your home during the warmer months. Learn more about what to do to prevent pipe issues by visiting the Prevent Frozen Pipes page.
The County of Middlesex provides numerous shred events throughout the year by partnering with various municipalities. Learn about this year's schedule by reviewing the Middlesex County website.
Household Hazardous Waste Program
The County of Middlesex provides numerous Hazardous Waste drop-off events throughout the year by partnering with various municipalities. Visit the Middlesex County website to learn about this year's schedule.