What is hazardous waste?
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Hazardous Waste is items that need disposal that can not be thrown out with normal trash collection. These items must be dropped off at the County  yard for disposal on the designated days. There are four drop off days throughout the year at two different locations, one in Clayton and one in South Harrison.  Putting hazardous waste in regular trash collection will result in toxic emissions released into the environment,  serious burns to employees and/or fires. Items that are included in hazardous waste include but are not limited to ; oil based paint, rechargeable batteries, cleaners and florescent light bulbs. For more information view the links bellow or call 856-589-0523

The following is directly copied from New Jerseys state recycling website:  gcianj.com 

2021 HOUSEHOLD SPECIAL WASTE (HSW) COLLECTION DAYS

LOCATION: Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex (GCSWC)
493 Monroeville Road (Rt. 694) South Harrison Township
DATES FOR THIS LOCATION: (all events 8:00 am to 2:00 pm) (RAIN OR SHINE)
April 17th
September 25th
LOCATION: Gloucester County Roads Department
1200 N. Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), Clayton
DATES FOR THIS LOCATION: (all events 8:00 am to 2:00 pm) (RAIN OR SHINE)
May 15th
October 16th

MATERIALS ACCEPTED: Solvents, pesticides, cleaners, kerosene, herbicide, gasoline, turpentine, varnish, fertilizers, rat poisons, auto & floor care products, weed killers, lighter fluid, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, propane tanks and gas cylinders. In addition – oil based paints, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent tubes, CFL Bulbs & ballasts, lead acid & ni-cad batteries will be accepted for recycling. (30 & 55 gallon containers require prior approval)

The following materials WILL NOT be accepted at any collection days: medical waste, infectious wastes, radioactive materials (including smoke detectors), explosives, and ammunition.