Household Hazardous Waste, Shredding Day, By the Numbers

The Authority hosted its final Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding event of 2022 on 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.

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. A total of 585 Cumberland County residents attended the September 2022 event, with participating attendees from all 14 Cumberland County municipalities.

As a result of the September 17 event, 9.688 tons (19,376 pounds) of hazardous waste were properly disposed of. 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.

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 Saturdays, April 15, June 10, and September 16 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Authority’s Solid Waste Complex.

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.

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