Ship Bottom’s Hazardous Waste Disposal Is Sept. 8

Photo courtesy Steve Moran

SHIP BOTTOM – The county’s household hazardous waste disposal program is coming to Ship Bottom Sept. 8.

Ocean County residents and farmers can drop off: paints/thinners/boat paint, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and gasoline, propane tanks and fire extinguishers. These items, except oil and gasoline, must be in their original containers.

The maximum accepted load is 200 lbs. of dry material and 20 gallons of liquid per household. Officials are asking that containers be limited to five gallons large.

They are not accepting: radioactive materials, dioxins, infectious waste, explosives, unknown or unidentified materials, construction waste and asbestos.

Registration is required by calling 609-978-0913. Residents will have to show their licenses and tax bill. First come, first served.

Items can be brought to the Ship Bottom Boro Municipal Boat Ramp, W. 10th Street and Shore Avenue, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8.

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Ocean County native Jennifer Peacock is a community journalist and photographer. She’s written for weekly and daily newspapers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia for more than 20 years. Readers can contact her at jpeacock@jerseyshoreonline.com.