The Authority’s Final Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Day of 2021 is a Success, 2022 Dates Announced
MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY. (September 23, 2021) – The Authority hosted its final Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding event of 2021 on Saturday, September 11 from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Co-sponsored by the City of Millville, Cumberland County Utilities Authority, and Landis Sewerage Authority, the event was held at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex, located on 169 Jesse Bridge Road, Millville, NJ 08332.
The third and final event of the year provided all Cumberland County residents with an opportunity to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste and safely shred any personal documents. 592 residents attended the September event, with multiple attendees coming from all of the 14 municipalities in Cumberland County. Among the items collected, the most popular included documents to be shredded, electronic waste, and oils and gas.
In total, the three events of 2021 resulted in the attendance of 1,779 residents. The services guarantee proper disposal of waste items to residents free of charge. A total of 23.48 tons (46,960 pounds) of personal documents were shredded and recycled as a result of the events throughout the year. In 2021, the Authority has collected 146 tons (292,000 pounds) of electronic waste. Electronic waste includes items such as computers, printers, lab tops, televisions, radios, stereos, and other accessories. The three events resulted in the collection of 3,538 gallons of waste oils and antifreeze. Accepted oils include motor oil, hydraulic oils, diesel fuel, antifreeze, kerosene, and heating oil. The Authority is proud to provide the resources necessary for the safe and proper disposal of household hazardous waste in Cumberland County.
The 2022 Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events will take place on April 9, June 11, and September 17 from 8:00am until 2:00pm at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex.
“Our final Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding event of 2021 was a success. I am happy to see that all of the municipalities had residents in attendance,” said Cumberland County Recycling and Clean Communities Coordinator, Emma Nolan. “I am thankful for The Authority’s team, the vendors, and the residents. Without them, this event would not be possible. I am looking forward to the upcoming events in 2022.”
“Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Day continues to be a beneficial program for Cumberland County. The number of returning residents shows us how responsible our county is, properly disposing of their hazardous waste,” added Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Coordinator, Nathan Farrell. “I am looking forward to continuing to work with our Cumberland County residents at next year’s events.”
In addition to its environmental related initiatives, The Authority is responsible for the development, financing and project management of projects and programs most vital to sustaining the economic and environmental future of Cumberland County and the state of New Jersey. The Authority works in tandem with the Cumberland County Board of Chosen County Commissioners to foster greater economic growth, business development and quality of life for all Cumberland County residents.