By Larry Gindoff, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, August 1996.
Art work by Jerry Garcia
Like a hurricane, the foundations of household hazardous waste days are rooted in seemingly peaceful beginnings. Eventually, all the planning, bidding and promoting materialize into a squall that crashes upon the shore with great vengeance. It is this type of storm, […]
Hello and welcome to the www.NJHazwaste.com. I have recently been elected to serve as President of the Association of New Jersey Household Hazardous Waste Coordinators (ANJHHWC) and I welcome you to our official web page. I would like to thank my predecessor, Larry Gindoff, for his dedication in making this association and this web […]
By Carole Majorossy, Middlessex County Dept of Solid Waste Management, August 1996
Over the past few years, as awareness of household hazardous waste has grown, so has the debate as to whether residents should be told to use “non-toxic,” home remedy alternatives.
Those who promote non-toxic alternatives will tell you that commercially produced home cleaning, pesticidal […]
By Laura Macpherson, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, August 1996
Mercury has dramatically different toxicologic properties depending upon its chemical state. As a liquid metal, it was once used to cure constipation, apparently with few adverse side effects. On the other hand, mercury salts, which were used to form felt in the Dutch hat industry, […]
By Kenneth Atkinson, Gloucester County Improvement Authority, August 1996
Over the past few years, most HHW coordinators in New Jersey have seen the prices charged by private HHW vendors drop significantly. However, even with the decrease in prices, we need to constantly search for new methods that will help to make our programs as cost-effective […]
Focus Recycling Systems, Inc. (“FOCUS”) of NJ and NY has obtained approval from the USEPA and the NYSDEC to operate as a large quantity universal waste handler in accordance with the EPA Universal Waste Rule.
The FOCUS universal waste-handling facility is authorized to handle batteries, mercury thermostats and certain pesticides from various sources, including household/residential and […]