Final county Household Special Waste Collection event scheduled for Oct. 21

The drop-off event is for Gloucester County residents only.

The final Household Special Waste Collection event for 2017 will take place this Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gloucester County Roads Department, Clayton Complex, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton. The event will be held rain or shine.

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. Latex paint is not accepted and must be dried out with kitty litter and placed in the regular trash. This is a free service for Gloucester County residents. Businesses are not permitted to participate.

“This special waste collection event gives residents a place to safely dispose of items that can harm the environment and our water supplies,” Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said. “ Whether you have old chemicals, gasoline that isn’t usable or paint products no longer needed, this is your opportunity to dispose of them.”

No materials will be accepted after 2 p.m. Residents must adhere to the posted event times; materials cannot be accepted after the closing time.

The drop-off event is for Gloucester County residents only. Commercial businesses are prohibited from participating.

For further information, please contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling at 478–6045. You can also check out the Recycling Link: www.gcianj.com.