(Cherry Hill, NJ) – To help Camden County residents protect the environment and become more sustainable, the Freeholder Board is hosting a combined Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection on June 10. Residents can bring items to the convenient drive-through collection site at Camden County College, located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Items that will be collected at no charge include: computers, keyboards, VCRs, scanners, DVD players, tape players, monitors, stereo equipment, typewriters, printers, TVs, laptops, modems, telecommunication equipment, fax machines, radios, answering machines and telephones.
“State law prohibits municipalities from picking up these items in the curbside trash, so this is the perfect opportunity for residents to properly dispose of unwanted televisions and computer equipment,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs. “Recycling these items helps to prevent harmful materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and chromium from being released into the environment.”
In addition, Camden County residents can keep the environment healthy by properly disposing of 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.
“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”, Nash said. “It is very important to be able to provide this kind of service to residents. By disposing of this material properly, we can ensure that these elements will stay out of our waste stream and prevent it from making its way into the ground and our waterways. Residents can feel confident that these materials are being disposed of properly.”
For a complete list of what to bring, and for upcoming recycling events, visit: www.camdencounty.com/recycling
If you have any items that are in question, please call the Division of Environmental Affairs at (856) 858-5241.