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Posted on: March 15, 2017

PASSAIC COUNTY ANNOUNCES 2017 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
NINA SEIDEN AT (973) 305-5736

PASSAIC COUNTY ANNOUNCES 
2017 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will hold its first Household Hazardous Waste Collection event of the year on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Rt. 23 North, Wayne (behind Ski Barn) from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine.  This event is free of charge to Passaic County residents. Businesses may participate for a fee but must pre-register ahead of time and obtain a price quote. The other scheduled dates for this program are Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the West Milford Recycling Center located at 30 Lycosky Drive, and Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Rt. 23 North, Wayne (behind Ski Barn).

According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Administrator, acceptable materials for disposal include pesticides & herbicides, propane tanks, solvents & thinners, varnishes & waxes, household cleaners & corrosives, pool & photographic chemicals, kerosene, mercury switches & thermometers, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, oil-based paints, used motor oil & oil filters, car batteries, nicad, button cell and rechargeable batteries, and old gasoline & antifreeze. Materials must be brought in original containers and/or be clearly marked. Any oil, antifreeze or oil and gas mixtures should be brought in disposable containers. Unacceptable material includes water-based latex paint, medical waste, explosives, radioactive material, smoke detectors, and regular household alkali batteries as they are no longer hazardous. These batteries (AA, AAA, C, D. etc.) may now be disposed of in the regular trash. Latex paint must be dried out and the cans disposed of in the regular trash in dark colored garbage bags. For further information or for businesses to pre-register, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at 973-305-5738.

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