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Needles, Smoke Detectors, Prescription Drugs/Medication, Bicycles, Polystyrene

Although it is technically "legal" for a home self-care generator of syringes (sharps) to place them in the garbage if properly secured, there is a much safer way to dispose of these items. Many hospitals in and around the County participate in the New Jersey Hospital Association's Safe Syringe Program. Hospitals provide sharps containers to the home generator that the generator returns to the hospital when full. Contact the hospitals listed below for further information.

Note: Under no circumstances should needles ever be put in any type of container and placed out for recycling collection . This is very hazardous to recycling center employees.
St. Peter's University Hospital    
New Brunswick    
732-745-8600  ext 8371 
University Medical Center at Princeton    

JFK Medical Center     
Somerset Medical Center
 908-685-2200  ext 3258
Smoke Detectors
Homeowners are encouraged to mail smoke detectors back to the appropriate manufacturer.  Please check the information below before mailing as it is subject to change.  All alarms/detectors are to be marked "for disposal".
Firex c/o Disposal
28C Leigh Fisher Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79906
20 Steelcase Rd. W., Unit 3
Markham, Ontario L3R 1B2
First Alert/BRK Brands3920
Enterprise Court
Aurora, IL 60504- 8132
800-323-9005 ext 2
(call ahead for mailing directions) 
Kidde/Lifesaver/Frynetics, Inc.
1374 S. Third St.
Mebane, NC 27302
Safety's Sake/Funtech
388 N. Ellicot Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14428 American SenSors
If your manufacturer is not listed, offers a disposal service for a fee.
You may also try contacting the place of purchase for options or suggestions.

Medication Disposal
Do not dispose of prescriptions and over the counter medications down the drain or toilet!  Wastewater treatment facilities cannot remove harmful pharmaceutical compounds and these may end up in your drinking water.
For information about collection days and drop-off locations for medications, please visit the following websites:
Pedals for Progress is a nonprofit group that collects bicycles for reuse.  Visit their website at  to find the collection nearest you.
Second Life Bikes is another nonprofit group that accepts bikes for refurbishing and reuse.  Visit their website at for more information.
Block Foam- No Food Containers
Foam Pack Industries
72 Fadem Rd
Springfield, NJ 07081
973- 376-3700   Contact: Harvey Goodstein  
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