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Berkeley Heights, NJ
UCUA Reveals Schedule For Special Waste Disposal

The Township of Berkeley Heights will host the second Fall Household Special Waste Day sponsored by the Union County Utilities Authority (UCUA).

UCUA Chairman John Kulish announced that the event will be held on Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights Municipal Swimming Pool, located on Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. This event will also include the collection of electronic appliances.

The final event for the fall will be held in Hillside at the Municipal Swimming Pool on Central Avenue, on Saturday, October 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Information regarding cancellation of any of the events due to severe inclement weather will be available by calling the UCUA after 3 p.m. on the Friday before the event.

There is no cost to participate; however, pre-registration with the UCUA is mandatory. The disposal of household special waste is open to Union County residents only, as businesses are not allowed to dispose of hazardous waste at these events. Proof of residence is required.

Acceptable household special waste includes oil-based paints and varnishes, pool chemicals, corrosives and cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, caustics, solvents, thinners, aerosol cans, asphalt sealers, fire extinguishers, flammable liquids and solids, motor oil, gasoline, motor oil filters, automotive products, batteries, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs (unbroken), thermostats and mercury switches.

Only materials in their original or labeled containers will be accepted.

No containers larger than five gallons or empty containers will be accepted. In addition, unidentified materials, explosives, radioactive materials, gas cylinders or materials containing PCB’s will not be accepted.

Residents are advised that latex paint will not be collected at these events. Latex paint should be properly disposed of in normal trash after the paint has dried. Some municipalities in Union County recycle

empty steel cans. To find out if their community accepts empty paint cans for recycling, residents may call their local municipal recycling coordinator.

All Union County schools also will be able to dispose of their laboratory chemical waste at this event for a nominal charge. In order to participate, schools must contact the UCUA at least two weeks prior to the event for more information and to register.

Disposal of electronic goods for recycling is available to Union County residents, schools, small businesses and government, free of charge.

Products such as televisions, video cassette recorders, audio/ stereo equipment, computers, monitors and peripherals, fax machines, copiers, printers, microwave ovens, telephone systems, keyboards and mice will be accepted.

For more information or to register, residents may call the UCUA at (732) 382-9400 Monday, Wednesday or Friday, between 1 and 4:30 p.m.

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