More than 427 automobiles representing 526 Atlantic County households participated in the ACUA's May 5th household hazardous waste drop-off day on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. Because household hazardous waste should never been thrown away in the trash or poured down the drain, the ACUA provides seven drop-off days during the year for residents to dispose of unwanted chemicals and cleaners.
In addition to thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, the event also netted more than 1,300 gallons of used motor oil.
Click here to see how many residents from each municipality participated in last Saturdays's collection.
The household hazardous waste program is open to Atlantic County residents only. Those wishing to participate must bring proof of residency. The maximum amount of household hazardous material allowed for disposal is 30 gallons and/or 200 pounds (dry weight) per household. Participants may bring materials from more than one household, which can save you and a friend or neighbor time and gas money.
Materials cannot be brought in containers that exceed five gallons and no containers will be returned no exceptions. Most importantly, before bringing a material please be sure that it is an acceptable product. For more information, please call (609) 272-6950 or visit the ACUA’s website at www.acua.com/disposal-recycling/hhw.