(Cherry Hill, NJ) – To help Camden County residents protect the environment, the Freeholder Board is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Camden County Public Works Complex located at 2311 Egg Harbor Road in Lindenwold. Residents can bring items to the convenient drive-through collection site from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
“This program provides one of the easiest and most convenient ways for all Camden County residents to help keep their communities safe and their environment free of dangerous pollutants,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash. “When not properly disposed of, these elements often end up in our waste stream, the ground and our waterways. We provide this program to our residents to simplify the process of disposing these products and to make it as convenient as possible.”
Each year, Camden County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program keeps over 400,000 pounds of hazardous material from the county waste stream. 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, other car products, pool chemicals and cleaning fluids.
Nash said the concept of taking toxic elements out of garages and homes and disposing of them in a safe fashion is a common sense initiative that residents embrace.
“This is the last collection scheduled for the year and likely the final opportunity until spring for residents to safely dispose of these products,” Nash said. “With Winter comes additional clutter, and it is much safer to dispose of any potentially hazardous materials than to leave them lingering amidst everything else you may need to store. This is an easy, convenient way to keep your family, and our environment, safe this season.”
Residents with questions can call (856) 858-5241 for assistance. For a complete list of what to bring and not bring, please visit camdencounty.com.