Household Harmful Waste

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This collection is open to Gloucester County residents only. Commercial quantities, quantities that exceed a reasonable residential household amount, and/or hazardous or harmful waste generated by businesses will not be accepted. 

Accepted Items

This collection allows residents an opportunity to dispose of:

  • Automobile hazardous waste - antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, gasoline (and mixtures thereof), batteries, etc.
  • Gardening supplies - pesticides, herbicides, etc.
  • Household items - small propane canisters and propane tanks for grills, toxic household cleaners, drain cleaners, mercury, pool chemicals, batteries, main computers and monitors, etc.
  • Painting supplies (PDF) - paints, thinners, solvents, epoxies, wood preservatives, etc.
  • Pool chemicals

Items Not Accepted

Items that cannot be accepted:

  • Ammunition, explosives, fireworks, and marine and other flares
  • Asbestos
  • Drugs, medicines, and medical waste
  • Household trash (can be taken to any Convenience Center)

Disposal

The average household has between three and ten gallons of materials that are potentially hazardous to human health or the environment. Many products in daily use (cleaners, pesticides, solvents) contribute to the hazardous waste problem when disposed of improperly. Gloucester County and Waste Management provide residents two opportunities annually to safely dispose of these items. Household Harmful Waste Collections are held on the third Saturday of April and October.

On the third Saturday in October 2018, the Household Harmful Waste Collection is held at the Guinea Road Convenience Center. Household Harmful Waste collections are typically held between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the designated days. Please verify the dates and times prior to taking Household Harmful Waste to the designated location.

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