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COUNTY ANNOUNCES 2006 SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION DATES

(South Harrison Twp, NJ)  -- Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney announced the dates for the County’s 2006 Household Special Waste (HSW) Collection Program today.  The HSW Program is a series of periodic collection events conducted at specified locations where Gloucester County residents can drop-off their old paint, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, fluorescent tubes, solvents, pesticides, pool chemicals, and similar materials for recycling, reuse, and/or proper disposal.  This is a free service for Gloucester County residents.  Businesses are not permitted to participate.

Gloucester County will conduct a total of eight separate HSW drop-off events in 2006. 
“Our current eight day program is one of the largest in the entire state,” said Freeholder Director Sweeney.  “We want to provide a convenient schedule for our residents to dispose of this special type of trash which could harm the environment,” he stated.  Sweeney serves as the county’s liaison to the GCIA/Office of Recycling, who runs this program.

Gloucester County first began conducting HSW Collections in 1989.  At that time there were only two collections held per year at the County Public Works Department.  Over the years the GCIA, in cooperation with the Board of Chosen Freeholders, has expanded the number of HSW events offered to the current eight day schedule and added the Solid Waste Complex as a drop-off location