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Camden County Collecting Hazardous Waste in Collingswood on Saturday

Residents are asked to bring hazardous materials to the Collingswood Public Works Complex between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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The Camden County Freeholder Board is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday at the Collingswood Public Works Complex.

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.

John April 10, 2014 at 02:12 PM
What about a used microwave oven ?
Mel Sharples April 10, 2014 at 02:42 PM
Treat it like the rest of South Jersey treats old televisions - put it out on the curb and refuse to question why the trashmen pass it by for 8 weeks. As for getting rid of the science oven, you may be able to take it directly to the dump (as in NE Philly) or google for electronics recycling events.
John April 10, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Thanks Mel
Melissa Buck April 11, 2014 at 03:53 PM
2014 Electronic Recycling Collection Events ( FOR RESIDENTS ONLY – NO BUSINESSES ACCEPTED) Camden County is sponsoring Electronics Recycling Collection Events for all Camden County residents. Recycling your electronics keeps dangerous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and chromium from being released into the environment. March 29 Camden County Public Works Complex 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold, 8:30am-12:30pm DIRECTIONS April 26 Winslow Public Works Complex 125 South Route 73, Winslow Township, 8:30am-12:30pm DIRECTIONS June 14 Camden County College, 8:30am to 3:00pm Blackwood Campus Parking Lot (location to be determined) DIRECTIONS Sept. 27 Camden County Public Works Complex 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold, 8:30am-12:30pm DIRECTIONS The following items will be accepted at no charge: Computers Keyboards VCRs Scanners DVD Players Tape Players Monitors Stereo Equipment Typewriters Printers TVs Laptops Modems Telecommunication Equipment Fax Machines Mouses Radios Answering Machines Telephones All items will either be refurbished or recycled! In addition to these events the Pollution Control Financing Authority (PCFA) collects e-waste at the Pennsauken Landfill, located on River Road in Pennsauken, during the PCFA’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
John April 11, 2014 at 06:51 PM
Thanks Melissa

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