Many items that were previously solid waste, including TVs and computers, are now considered e-waste and can't be put curbside for collection anymore.
Those items can be dropped off on Saturday, June 14 at the college campus on College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Blackwood, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Items that will be collected at no charge include: computers, keyboards, VCRs, scanners, DVD players, tape players, monitors, stereo equipment, typewriters, printers, TVs, laptops, modems, telecommunication equipment, fax machines, adios, answering machines and telephones.
“This program provides one of the easiest and most convenient ways for all Camden County residents to do their part when it comes to creating a better environment for us all,” Freeholder Jeff Nash said. “This collection provides residents with an easy way to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste and electronics at one location. We can all do our part to ensure these elements stay out of our waste stream and prevent them from making their way into the ground and our waterways.”
Each year, Camden County’s household hazardous waste collection program keeps over 400,000 pounds of hazardous material from the county waste stream. Camden County residents are asked to keep the environment healthy by bringing oil-based paints, solvents, thinners, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline, kerosene, polishes, photographic chemicals, automotive batteries, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, other car products, pool chemicals and cleaning fluids.
For a complete list of what to bring, and for upcoming recycling events, visit the county website.
Residents who have any items that are in question can call the Division of Environmental Affairs at 856-858-5241.