ACUA Schedules Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Days

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The next ACUA Hazardous Household Waste Day is April 20. (Photo provided)

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority in Egg Harbor Township announced this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Days.

Residents can dispose of household hazardous items safely at ACUA on the following Saturdays in 2024:

  • April 20
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • Oct. 5
  • Nov. 9

Drop-offs are held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ACUA Environmental Park, located at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township.

Most Atlantic County residents have hazardous waste in their cabinets, basements, or garages. Cleaning products, motor oils, insecticides, oil-based paints, and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are just a few hazardous items that cannot be disposed of in regular curbside trash cans.

Hazardous waste can pollute waterways and the environment. It can also endanger sanitation workers and cause truck fires.

The drop-off is convenient – residents do not even need to exit their vehicle. Residents will need to provide proof of Atlantic County residency such as a driver’s license or a tax bill.

Participants may bring materials from more than one Atlantic County household, so residents can help a family member or neighbor to save travel time and gas.

Residents are encouraged to visit www.acua.com/hhw for a comprehensive list of accepted items. Items should be placed in a recyclable or disposable container, such as a cardboard box, that can be safely removed from the vehicle and discarded. Containers will not be returned.

To safely package and transport household hazardous waste, please keep all products in original containers or other container if not possible; wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic bag or garbage container; place items securely in a box for transport; keep chemicals which could react with one another separated; and do not leave materials in hot, unventilated areas for long periods of time.

The maximum amount of household hazardous material allowed for disposal is 20 gallons and/or 200 pounds (dry weight) per household.

For more information, call 609-272-6950 or visit the ACUA’s website at www.acua.com/hhw.