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2011 Household Special Waste Collection Days Announced & E-Waste Disposal Now FREE at County's Solid Waste Complex

(South Harrison Twp, NJ) -- Gloucester County Freeholder Deputy Director Robert M. Damminger announced that four drop-off events for the County's 2011 Household Special Waste (HSW) Collection Program have been scheduled.

The HSW Program is a series of periodic collection events conducted at specified locations where Gloucester County residents can drop-off their old oil-based paint*, motor oil, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs, 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.

Damminger said that in addition to the scheduled HSW collection events, that the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex (GCSWC) in South Harrison is accepting all types of e-waste from residents free of charge. 

"The state's new Electronic Waste Management Act went into effect on January 1 and the county is making it easy and accessible for our residents to dispose of their e-waste and keep these items out of the regular waste stream," Freeholder Deputy Director Damminger stated. The Electronic Waste Management Act bans the disposal of televisions and all personal or portable computers, including desktop and laptop computers, and computer monitors from being placed in the regular waste stream. 

Computers and other E-Waste may be brought to the GCSWC during normal business hours, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, excluding legal holidays. It is recommended that participants of this program contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling prior to delivering their computers and E-Waste to ensure that all deliveries are consistent with the program protocols.

The Household Special Waste Collection schedule for 2011 is as follows:

HSW will be accepted at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex, 493 Monroeville Rd. (County Rt. 694), South Harrison Township on Saturday April 9th and Saturday, September 10th.

HSW will be accepted at the Gloucester County Public Works Department, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton on Saturday, May 21st and Saturday, October 15th. 

All events are conducted rain-or-shine and start at 8 am and end at 2 pm. No materials will be accepted after 2 pm. Residents must adhere to the posted event times; materials cannot be accepted after the closing time.

The drop-off events are limited to Gloucester County residents only. Commercial businesses are prohibited from participating. Materials will only be accepted for each scheduled event at the designated drop-off site and will not be accepted at any other location (i.e. materials will not be accepted at the County Roads Department on a date when the collection is being held at the Solid Waste Complex).

For further information on the 2011 HSW Collection Program, E-Waste Disposal, or to have a detailed brochure mailed to you that includes all materials accepted and maps to the drop-off sites, please contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling at 478-6045 (ext. 14). You can also check out the Recycling Link our web site: www.gcianj.com.

*Latex paint is no longer accepted at HSW Collections and must be dried out with kitty litter and placed in the regular trash.