Hazardous Household Waste

Hazardous Household Waste

The improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can cause problems for the entire community. Some wastes are toxic to humans or wildlife, while others can cause serious heart problems. NEVER dump hazardous chemicals down the drain or toilet, on the ground, down catch basins or storm drains where they could contaminate soil or be carried into local streams and sources of drinking water.

Federal law allows only licensed hazardous waste haulers to handle hazardous waste. The Township will not pick up any hazardous or combustible waste. Any product which is labeled “warning, caution, poisonous, toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or explosive” is considered hazardous. This includes household products containing toxic chemicals, ammunition, paint, pesticides, herbicides, turpentine, lighter fluid, photographic and pool chemicals, rat poisons, car batteries and other hazardous materials.

Gloucester County sponsors six “Household Special Waste” Collection days each year. These items may be taken to the County for proper disposal at those times. For additional information, call the Gloucester County Improvement Authority Office of Recycling at 856.478.6045, Ext.14

Asbestos products are never to be disposed of with your household trash. For information regarding the disposal of asbestos related products, contact the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex at 856.478.6045.

If you have any questions regarding hazardous waste disposal, please call the Public Works Dispatcher at 856.845.4004, Ext. 137