More opportunities to responsibly dispose of items 

FREEHOLD – Monmouth County has scheduled its 2011 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal days so that residents have additional opportunities to get rid of items that are not permitted in the regular or recycling disposal process.

The times, dates and locations are:

  • ·10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 – Hazlet, county garage on Union Ave. (off Rt. 36)
  • ·10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 – Upper Freehold, county garage on Rt. 539

Acceptable items for the county’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal program include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, solvents, thinners, corrosives, cleaners, pool chemicals, liquid paints, varnishes, aerosol cans (full or partially full), used motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, batteries (rechargeable, button or automotive) and propane barbecue tanks.

Each item must be in its original container with its original label (with the exception of used oil, gas or antifreeze). Also, the maximum amount of dry material that may be dropped off is 200 pounds and/or 20 gallons of liquid with no container larger than 5 gallons.

Items not accepted are lab re-agents, concrete, electronics, car tires, explosives, radioactive materials and asbestos. Unknown or unidentified items are not allowed, either.

“Residents can responsibly dispose of hazardous waste on these days, or they can take their acceptable items to the county’s Household Hazardous Waste facility in Tinton Falls throughout the year,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the county’s Reclamation Center. “Either way, there is no charge for homeowners to bring items to a county hazardous waste facility.”

Year-round hazardous waste disposal appointments are available at the county’s Household Hazardous Waste facility at 3211 Shafto Rd. in Tinton Falls. Call 732-922-2234 for information, hours and to make an appointment. School and municipal agencies must make alternate disposal arrangements. Businesses must contract privately for proper disposal of hazardous waste materials.  

“Removal of hazardous items from our waste flow and our communities is an ongoing project,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the Monmouth County Health Department. “Providing times and places for the safe disposal of these items is of great importance to the future of our environment.

For further information call 732-431-7456 or 732-431-4788. Information about the county’s household hazardous waste and recycling efforts are available from the Monmouth County Planning Board section of the county’s Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com, or by calling 732-431-7460.