Salem County residents unload nine tons of hazardous household materials

    It took 160 Salem County residents only four hours to drop off nine tons of hazardous waste Saturday in Alloway Township.

    That’s when the county’s Improvement Authority’ held its fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

    Motor oil, oil-based paints, pesticide and cleaners were taken to the county landfill where CARE Environmental collected the materials for proper disposal — not in the landfill.

    Today’s Sunbeam reports 159 people stopped by, dropping off 18,330 pounds of waste. The next collection is set for April 21.

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