Middlesex County Holds Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

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OLD BRIDGE — The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a household hazardous waste drop-off day on Sunday, July 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Old Bridge Public Works, 1 Old Bridge Plaza.

Household hazardous wastes that are improperly disposed of are identified as a danger to children and animals, a potential cause of ground water and other environmental pollution and a potential threat to garbage collection crews.

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Acceptable materials which county residents can bring to the event for disposal include but are not limited to: pesticides/herbicides, flammable liquids, solvents, pool chemicals, used motor oil, oil filters, paints, batteries, anti-freeze, propane tanks, fluorescent light bulbs including compact fluorescent bulbs (no broken bulbs) and asbestos. Residents wishing to bring asbestos must pre-register by calling the division, and can only bring up to a maximum of 500 pounds.

Materials that residents must not bring and will not be accepted at the drop-off day are alkaline batteries, tires, electronics, explosives and munitions, infectious/medical waste, household medications, appliances/furniture, unknown materials and empty containers. Residents with tires and electronics can contact the division for information regarding separate tire and electronics recycling programs.

The drop-off day is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and conducted in cooperation with the Township of Old Bridge. The event is open to residents of Middlesex County only and is free of charge. Items should be brought in clearly marked containers.

For further information, residents may contact the Division of Solid Waste Management by calling 1-732-745-4170, by e-mailing solidwaste@co.middlesex.nj.us or by visiting http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/planningboard/solidwaste.asp


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