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2010 Household Special Waste Collection Dates March 13 is first scheduled date for residents to bring waste that should not go in regular trash

(South Harrison Twp, NJ)  - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney announced that Gloucester County will hold eight Household Special Waste (HSW) Collection events during 2010, with the first collection on March 13th in South Harrison. 

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.  This is a free service for Gloucester County residents.  Businesses are not permitted to participate.

HSW will be accepted at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex, 493 Monroeville Rd. (County Rt. 694), South Harrison Township on March 13th, April 10th, May 8th, July 10th, September 11th, and October 9th.

HSW will be accepted at the Gloucester County Public Works Department, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton on May 22nd & October 16th

Freeholder Director Sweeney said, "Last year our residents dropped-off 223,375 pounds of materials during our collections and we are proud that our residents are diligent in keeping dangerous materials out of the waste stream."

All events are conducted rain-or-shine and start at 8 am and end at 2 pm.  No materials will be accepted after 2 pm.  Residents must adhere to the posted event times; materials cannot be accepted after the closing time.

The drop-off events are limited to Gloucester County residents only.  Commercial businesses are prohibited from participating.  Materials will only be accepted for each scheduled event at the designated drop-off site and will not be accepted at any other location (i.e. materials will not be accepted at the County Roads Department on a date when the collection is being held at the Solid Waste Complex).

For further information on the 2010 HSW Collection Program or to have a detailed brochure mailed to you that includes all materials accepted and maps to the drop-off sites, please contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling at 478-6045 (ext. 14) or visit the Recycling Link on