Environmental Emergencies

Contacts for Emergency Reporting of Pollution and/or Dumping

Call Local Police Department

If containment is deemed necessary by PD, they will call HazMat Unit of County Sheriff’s Office.

Call NJDEP Hotline

1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337). Hotline will notify any agencies necessary.

Call Metro Emergency Response Unit 973-669-3955

This unit is a clearing house for information and faxes information called in to the appropriate agency.

On Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge or Wilderness Area

Call Refuge Headquarters at 973-425-1222 and ask for Mike Horne; e-mail michael_horne@fws.gov, fax 973-425-7309.

At the Morris County Outdoor Education Center

Call the Morris County Park Commission in Chatham 973-635-6629.

At the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township

Call the Morris County Park Commission, 973-326-7600.

On Somerset County Parkland

Call the Somerset County Lord Stirling Environmental Education Center at 908-766-2489.

If all else fails

Call either or both:
Morris County Daily Record: 973-428-6200
New Jersey Star Ledger: 973-539-7910 (Morristown Office).