Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Sunday, October 2

The Hudson County Improvement Authority will have Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Bayonne on Sunday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The location is Norton Paints, 148 East 5th Street.

The following items are welcome: thermostats, cleaners and corrosives, pool and photographic chemicals, oil-based paints, oil-based varnishes, rechargeable car batteries, propane tanks (from barbecue grills only), solvents and thinners, pesticides and herbicides, formaldehyde, used motor oil, old gasoline, fire extinguishers, compact fluorescent bulbs and tubes, antifreeze, and marine and auto flares.

Alkaline batteries are no longer accepted. Rechargeable batteries must still be recycled. You will need to tape or cap each terminal end of every battery.

Latex paint will no longer be accepted. In order to be accepted fluorescent bulbs must be placed back in their original packaging, in an air-tight container, or wrap the bulb in cellophane, newspaper, or duct tape.

For more information, please call the Hudson County Improvement Authority Environmental hotline at 1-800-540-0987, or visit www.hcia.org.

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