Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Sunday, October 6

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Hudson County Improvement Authority will have Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Bayonne on Sunday, October 6, 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, tires, cleaners and corrosives, pool and photographic chemicals, oil-based paints, oil-based varnishes, rechargeable and 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.
The Hudson County Improvement Authority is holding a free tire amnesty event along with the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Hudson County residents are asked to bring no more than four tires for proper disposal. If you cannot participate in this year’s tire amnesty event, please store the tires indoors (in a garage or shed), or cover them until they can be disposed of properly.
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 is no longer being 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’s Environmental Hotline at 201-324-6222, ext. 3257, or visit www.hcia.org.
This program is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste.

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