Ocean County residents will be able to drop off household hazardous waste this week at several locations countywide.
The county traditionally holds household hazardous waste collections in the fall and spring, but expanded the program this year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
"In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and with so many homes having suffered water damage resulting in houses being emptied out in order to begin repairs, there is need for these additional collection days,” said Freeholder James F. Lacey in a statement Monday. "All those aerosol cans, cleaning products and a host of other products that were under sinks and in garages and basements can be dropped off at the county’s collection sites starting in December."
The locations, dates and times for the remaining household hazardous waste collections are:
- Little Egg Harbor Township Public Works Yard, 1363 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor Township, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 13;
- Lacey Township Recycling Center, 820 Municipal Lane, Lacey Township, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 14;
- Ocean County Southern Recycling Complex, 379 Haywood Road, Stafford Township, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 15;
- Brick Township High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick Township, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 15.
Registration is required as is proof of residency. To register for the Brick and Lacey township sites, call 732-506-5047; for the Stafford and Little Egg Harbor sites, call 609-978-0913.
Materials accepted at the sites include paints/thinners/boat paint, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline. All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in their original containers.