The Atlantic County Utilities Authority will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its Environmental Park at 6700 Delilah Road.
Accepted items include insecticides, fertilizer, paint thinners, furniture polish, weed killers, pool chemicals, rat poison, rechargeable batteries, car and boat batteries, auto care products, gasoline, rust remover and oven cleaners, the ACUA said in a news release. Unused household hand sanitizer has been added to the list of accepted items because of its flammable properties.
Many of these products should never be placed in the trash or emptied down the drain, the ACUA said, as they can pollute waterways and the environment when disposed of incorrectly. Sometimes, the authority said, they can even cause truck fires and endanger sanitation workers when placed in the regular trash. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.