(South Harrison Twp, NJ) - Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger would like to remind residents that the County's 2018 Household Special Waste (HSW) Collection Program is fast approaching with the first date being Saturday, April 21.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "We encourage residents to take advantage of this year’s collection events. By participating in these drop-offs, residents can help to keep hundreds of thousands of pounds of chemicals and other materials that cannot be placed in the regular trash and needs to be kept from ending up in our landfill."
The HSW Program is a series of periodic collection events taking place at specified locations where Gloucester County residents can drop-off specific household waste items. This service is free to Gloucester County residents, and therefore businesses are not permitted to participate.
Items that can be dropped off include: old oil-based paint, motor oil, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs, fluorescent tubes, fire extinguishers, solvents, pesticides, pool chemicals, and similar materials for recycling, reuse, and/or proper disposal.
Other dates for these periodic collection events include:
April 21 and Sep. 22 at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex, 493 Monroeville Rd. (County Rt. 694), South Harrison Township
May 19 and Oct. 20 at the Gloucester County Public Works Department, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton.
All events are conducted rain-or-shine and start at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. No materials will be accepted after 2 p.m. Residents must adhere to the posted event times; materials cannot be accepted after the closing time. Materials will only be accepted for each scheduled event at the designated drop-off site and will not be accepted at any other location.
For further information on the 2018 HSW Collection Program please contact the GCIA at (856) 848-4002 or the Office of Recycling at (856) 478-6045. You can also check out the Recycling Link found on our web site: www.gcianj.com