STAFFORD, NJ - The Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection program has set its dates for Stafford Township residents to dump their hazardous waste.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16, township residents will be able to dispose of hazardous waste at the Stafford Township Public Works Garage, located at 320 Haywood Road. Last year, Ocean County collected 271,842 pounds of hazardous waste at a cost of $107,921, the township said. The program is funded in part by the State Recycling Act Tax Fund.

“This continues to be a very popular program with Ocean County residents,” Freeholder Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, said. “I am happy we can offer it again this year. It provides benefits to not just our citizens but also the environment.”

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Two more dates have been set up in other parts of Ocean County. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14, residents can go to the Manchester Township Public Works Garage at 1360 Route 70, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11, residents can dump their waste at the Toms River Public Works Garage at 1672 Church Road.

Residents can drop off a maximum of 200 pounds of dry material and 20 gallons of liquid at the various sites. No containers over give gallons will be accepted. The materials accepted at the sites are: paints, thinners, boat paints, 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 used gasoline.

While the event is free, registration is required. for Stafford Township call 609-978-0913.