The Authority’s First Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Event of 2022 is a Success
MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY. (April 29, 2022) – The Authority hosted its first Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Document Shredding event of 2022 on Saturday, April 9. Co-sponsored by the City of Millville, the Cumberland County Utilities Authority, and the Landis Sewerage Authority, the event was held at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex located at 169 Jesse Bridge Road, Millville, NJ 08332.
Each year, The Authority hosts three Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events. HHW and shred events provide Cumberland County residents with an opportunity to safely and properly dispose of their household waste as well as shred their personal and financial documents. Accepted items include materials such as oils, gas, antifreeze, batteries, cleaning and garden chemicals, oil-based paints, corrosives, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, and electronic waste.
At the April 9 event, a total of 798 Cumberland County residents attended the event, resulting in the proper disposal of 10.308 tons (20,616 pounds) of hazardous waste. In addition, 812 gallons of used oil and 172 gallons of antifreeze were collected. A total of 10.72 tons (21,440 pounds) of electronic waste were collected, sorted, stacked, and shipped out to be recycled.
“Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding events continue to be imperative for the safe and proper disposal of hazardous waste in Cumberland County. These events not only ensure safe collection, but also educate our residents on the importance of proper recycling protocol,” explained Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Coordinator, Nathan Farrell. “I would like to thank the residents, vendors, and staff for another successful event, and I look forward to the June 11 and September 17 events.”
As a reminder, all materials to be shredded must be clean and free of debris, such as paper clips, plastics, notebooks, binders, batteries, and should only be of sensitive, personal information. Junk mail, magazines, and books will not be accepted at upcoming shred events.
“The increased volume of attendees reflects the environmental accountability of our residents, as they properly dispose of their household hazardous waste,” said George Olivio, Chairman. “The Authority continues to live out its mission of assisting in the environmental sustainability of Cumberland County. Events such as the Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding days give residents the resources to also act upon the mission.”
As an upkeep between events, residents can dispose of used motor oil at their local convenience centers 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 HHW events. Residents can properly dispose of them at the Solid Waste Complex for a fee. Also not accepted is latex paint as it is water-based and non-hazardous. To properly dispose of latex paint, add in and stir clay-based kitty litter or Speedy Dry so the can is three-fourths full. Allow the paint/kitty litter or Speedy Dry mixture to dry 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 www.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.