Ocean County Press Release
Hurricane Sandy Results in Household Hazardous Waste Cleanouts

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has scheduled five additional dates in December that will allow residents to rid their homes of household hazardous waste.

"In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and with so many homes having suffered water damage resulting in houses being emptied out in order to begin repairs, there is need for these additional collection days," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. "All those aerosol cans, cleaning products and a host of other products that were under sinks and in garages and basements can be dropped off at the county's collection sites starting in December."

The locations, dates and times for the household hazardous waste collections are: the Toms River Township Recycling Center, 1672 Church Road, Toms River, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 8; Little Egg Harbor Township Public Works Yard, 1363 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor Township, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 13; Lacey Township Recycling Center, 820 Municipal Lane, Lacey Township, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 14; Ocean County Southern Recycling Complex, 379 Haywood Road, Stafford Township, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 15; Brick Township High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick Township, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 15.

Registration is required as is proof of residency. To register for the Toms River site, residents can call 732-367-0802; for the Brick and Lacey township sites, call 732-506-5047 and for the Stafford and Little Egg Harbor sites call 609-978-0913.

Materials accepted at the sites include paints/thinners/boat paint, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline. All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in their original containers.

"These hazardous materials can pose a threat to families and to Ocean County's clean air and water'" Lacey said. "In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, this Board of Freeholders is making every effort to provide its residents with a safe and convenient way to protect themselves and our environment. We encourage our residents to use this free program."

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