Asbestos Shingles And Siding
It’s a common misconception to think that asbestos can be tossed into your regular trash after home remodeling. This material must be handled properly to prevent health hazards. When intact, asbestos presents little risk. Once it is broken or crushed, the fibers become airborne. It has been found to cause Asbestosis (a lung decease) when the fibers are released and become lodged in the lungs. For information on proper disposal of asbestos, please contact:
Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex
503 Monroeville Road (Rt. 694)
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
(856) 478-6045 ext. 10
What To Do With Those Styrofoam Peanuts.
The following businesses accept packaging peanuts for reuse. Please call ahead for business hours:
The UPS Store
816 N. Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), Glassboro
The UPS Store
127 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
Quik Pack & Ship
2720 Black Horse Pike, (Rt. 42), Turnersville
415 Egg Harbor Road, Wash. Twp.
Peanut Hotline (800) 828-2214
** Call for the location of a participating store near you **
Laser Toner Recycling
Offices and schools that utilize laser printers and copiers can generate a large amount of old laser toner cartridges. The following companies collect and recycle these cartridges. Please call or write for details:
75 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, NJ 07728-1920
Propane Fuel Tank Disposal
The following business accepts empty propane tanks for disposal. Please call ahead for business hours and disposal fee. Tanks can also be brought to the County HSW Collections Days.
281 Clearfield Ave.
Franklinville, NJ 08322
Textile & Reusable Goods
There are many organizations that distribute reusable clothes and other articles to the needy. Some of these offer pick-up services while others may require you to drop your items off. Please call ahead for business hours:
117 S. Broad Street, Woodbury
Delsea Drive & Dalton Drive, Glassboro
Smoke Detector Disposal
Homeowners can mail smoke detectors back to the appropriate manufacturer ONLY. All alarms/detectors are to be marked “FOR DISPOSAL”
Code One/Firex/Maple Chase Products
2820 Thatcher Road
Downers Grove, Il 60515
First Alert/BRK Brands
3920 Enterprise Court
Aurora, Il 60504-8132
3334 Main Street
Skokie, Il 60076
Life Saver Frynetics, Inc .
1055 Stevenson Court
Roselle, Il 60172
388 N. Ellicot Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228
You may also try contacting the place of purchase for other suggestions.
What About Tires?
Unfortunately, tires are one of those items that everyone has a need for, until they have to be replaced. Most municipalities may have a program in place where they will come out and pick up a single tire or two from residents. Call your municipality for further details on tire disposal.
In addition, the GCIA/Office of Recycling will sponsor another series of Tire Amnesty Days for county residents during March. Please contact our office for more details.