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Unload Household Waste in Pennsauken Saturday

The collection runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanitary Landfill.

Looking to get rid of some household waste—safely? Good news!

Camden County will host a special collection for household waste from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in Pennsauken. The drop-off site is located at 900 River Rd., at Pennsauken's Sanitary Landfill.

Camden County residents are asked to keep the environment healthy by bringing oil-based paints, solvents, thinners, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, kerosene, polishes, photographic chemicals, automotive batteries, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid and other car products, pool chemicals, and cleaning fluids to the convenient drive-through disposal site.

“This program provides one of the easiest and most convenient ways for all Camden County residents to chip in when it comes to creating a better environment for us all,” Freeholder Jeffrey Nash said in a press release.

“It is very important to be able to provide this kind of service to residents because, by disposing of this material properly, we keep it out of our waste stream and prevent it from making its way to our waterways.”

Each year, Camden County’s Special Household Waste Collection Program keeps some 400,000 pounds of hazardous material from the county waste stream.

Certain items will not be accepted at the collection site: motor oil, air conditioners, tires, electronics, space heaters, tree limbs, medications or smoke detectors.

The County also asks that you reserve any unwanted electronics—radios, computers, TVs, VCRs, typewriters, DVD players, etc.—for a drop-off Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Camden County Public Works Complex on Egg Harbor Road in Lindenwold. The complex will also host another special recycling event Saturday, Oct. 20.

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