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County Schedules More Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Hurricane Sandy's impact has created a need for more dates, freeholder says

Ocean County residents who have paint cans, cleaners or other products that need careful disposal will have the opportunity to dispose of those products in the coming days.

"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 a need for these additional collection days," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, liaison to the county Department of Solid Waste management.

Registration and proof of residency are required to drop off items. Register by calling the following numbers for the dropoff sites:

  • Toms River site, call 732-367-0802
  • Brick, Lacey sites: 732-506-5047
  • Stafford, Little Egg Harbor: 609-978-0913

The dates and sites:

  • Dec. 8: Toms River Recycling Center, 1672 Church Road, Toms River, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 13: Little Egg Harbor Public Works Yard, 1363 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 14: Lacey Township Recycling Center, 820 Municipal Lane, Lacey, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: Ocean County Southern Recycling Complex, 379 Haywood Road, Stafford, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: Brick Township High School, 346 Chambersbridge Road, Brick, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Materials accepted at the sites include paints/thinners; solvents; pool chemicals; pesticides and herbicides; aerosol cans; auto products; toilet and drain cleaners; polishes; oven cleaners; rug and upholstery cleaners; bleaches, and waste oil and gasoline. All but the waste oil and gasoline must be in their original containers.

proudnot2bliberal November 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM
RE jerseyswamp Ill type very slow so you can follow. The reason they want the original label is so they know what it is. There’s a big difference on how they have to handle DDT or sevin. (2 dramatically different pesticides) not to mention the possibility of chemical reaction b/w different chemicals not to mention the fed regs for tracking these & how they are treated or handled in case of an emergency.
jerseyswamps November 30, 2012 at 02:42 PM
T h a n k s f o r g o i n g s l o w . I know that. My complaint is their attitude. At least the attitude of the guy I saw. I knew what was in the old rusted container. I explained that to the guy. He started to insist he would not take it. A lot of garages, basements and crawl spaces were flooded. Cans were knocked around in flooded waters. Labels get washed off. The notice above says "All ... MUST be in the original containers". Doesn't sound like they want to negotiate.
proudnot2bliberal November 30, 2012 at 06:59 PM
see people arent always honest & about thier actions whether its whats in a container or if theyve committed a crime. Im sure its not the 1st time hes heard the song & dance& it HIS butt in the sling if its something hes not supposed to have not your
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