The complex is located at 713 North Atlantic Avenue in Collingswood. Residents can bring items to the drive-through complex between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
“This program provides one of the easiest and most convenient ways for all Camden County residents to do their part when it comes to creating a better environment for us all,” Freeholder Jeff Nash said. “It is very important to be able to provide this kind of service to residents because, by disposing of this material properly, we can ensure the public these elements will stay out of our waste stream and prevent it from making its way into the ground and our waterways.”
Each year, Camden County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collects over 400,000 pounds of hazardous material, Nash said.
Residents are asked to bring oil-based paints, solvents, thinners, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, kerosene, polishes, photographic chemicals, automotive batteries, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, other car products, pool chemicals and cleaning fluids to the site.
Nash called the concept of taking toxic elements out of garages and homes and disposing of them in a safe fashion a "common sense initiative that residents embrace."
“Half the time I walk into my garage and things are sitting on the shelf from a home project 10-years-ago,” Nash said. “These events now give residents an outlet to get rid of this stuff that would otherwise poison our environment and significantly deteriorate our quality of life.”For a complete list of what to bring, click here.