The Authority’s Final Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Event of 2022 is a Success
MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY. (October 12, 2022) – The Authority hosted its final Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding event of 2022 on Saturday, September 17. 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 at 169 Jesse Bridge Road, Millville, NJ 08332.
Every year, the Authority hosts three Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events allowing Cumberland County residents a way to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste and shred any personal documents, free of charge. 585 Cumberland County residents attended the September 2022 event, with participating attendees from all fourteen Cumberland County municipalities. As a result of the September 17 event, 9.688 tons (19,376 pounds) of hazardous waste were properly disposed. In addition, 731 gallons of used oil were collected, and 7.75 tons (15, 500 pounds) of paper were shredded and recycled during the September event. A total of 3.867 tons (7,734 pounds) of electronic waste were collected, sorted, stacked, and shipped out for recycling.
“This event proves to be beneficial for county residents to take part in a cleaner and safer environment. The Authority staff enjoys the interaction with the public, as we inform and educate those that show their care in doing their part to keeping the environment safe,” explained Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Coordinator, Nathan Farrell. “I personally enjoy seeing not only repeat participants but also seeing new faces, as this proves the word is spreading and that what we are doing matters.”
The Authority’s 2022 Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events serviced 1,881 residents, resulting in the proper disposal of 24.511 tons (49,022 pounds) of hazardous waste, 2,529 gallons of used oil, 17.699 tons (35,398 pounds) of electronic waste, and the shredding and recycling of 19.37 tons (38,740 pounds) of personal documents.
The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events will take place on Saturday, April 15, June 10, and September 16 from 8:00am until 2:00pm at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex.
“Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events are one of the many ways The Authority continues to improve our tomorrow,” said George Olivio, President. “Throughout the year, The Authority serviced 1,881 residents, allowing them to dispose of their hazardous waste and shred personal documents safely and properly. The Authority is proud to provide this shared service opportunity to Cumberland County residents, free of charge.”
To facilitate collections between events, residents can dispose of electronic waste and used motor oil at their municipal drop off center and participating auto parts stores. For more information, visit theauthoritynj.com/recycling-dropoff/.
Freon, CFCs/refrigerators, air conditioners, coolers, tires, concrete, and wood are not accepted at Household Hazardous Waste events. Residents can properly dispose of them at the Solid Waste Complex for a fee, during normal business hours. Also not accepted, latex paint, which is water-based and non-hazardous. To properly dispose of latex paint, mix paint with clay-based kitty litter or Speedy Dry so the can is three-fourths full. Allow the paint/kitty litter or Speedy Dry mixture to absorb until it is no longer pourable. Replace the lid and dispose of the paint can with household trash.
For more information on proper household hazardous waste disposal, visit theauthoritynj.com/hazardous-waste-disposal/.
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.