Gloucester County, NJ

Monica Gismondi
Gloucester County Improvement Authority
503 Monroeville Road
Swedesboro, NJ  08085
Tel: (856) 478-6045 x13
Fax: (856) 478-4858

Typically, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority conducts 4 household hazardous waste events annually.Click on for for more information.

MATERIALS ACCEPTED: Solvents, pesticides, cleaners, kerosene, herbicide, gasoline, turpentine, varnish, fertilizers, rat poisons, auto & floor care products, weed killers, lighter fluid, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, propane tanks and gas cylinders. In addition – oil based paints, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent tubes, CFL Bulbs & ballasts, lead acid & ni-cad batteries will be accepted for recycling. (30 & 55 gallon containers require prior approval)

The following materials WILL NOT be accepted at any collection days: medical waste, infectious wastes, radioactive materials (including smoke detectors), explosives, and ammunition.


To the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex (GCSWC):

  • Via Rt. 45: Follow Rt. 45 South through Mantua into Mullica Hill. (**) Rt. 45 South Bears off to the right toward Woodstown where Rt. 77 begins. Follow Rt. 45 South past Friends School. Continue down Rt. 45 South for 3 more miles until you reach Rt. 694. Make a right onto Rt. 694. The GCSWC is a mile down the road on the left.
  • Via Rt. 322: Follow Rt. 322 West into Mullica Hill to Rt. 45. Make a left onto Rt. 45 South. Follow direction above (**).
  • Via Kings Highway: Follow Kings Highway through East Greenwich toward Swedesboro. Continue past Kingsway High School on your right. Continue down about 1 mile until you reach Glen Echo Ave. and make a left (a red “Welcome to Swedesboro” sign is on your right and a Gas Station on is on your left.) Follow Glen Echo Ave. straight for 3 ½ miles. The GCSWC is on your right.

To the Gloucester County Roads Department:

  • Follow Delsea Drive (Rt. 47) South through Glassboro into Clayton. Pass Massos Catering Hall on your left. The County Roads Department is ½ mile past Massos on your right. It is in the same complex as the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and 911 Communication Center.

(no longer accepted at Gloucester County HSW programs)

Starting in 2008 the Gloucester County Household Special Waste (HSW) Collection Program will NO LONGER ACCEPT any latex paint. We will no longer be accepting latex paint at our HSW events due to the enormous fees involved.  It is technically non-hazardous because latex paint is a water based paint.  It needs to be dried out and put in the regular household trash.   Only oil based paint will be accepted at the county program.  Please do not bring any latex paint or you will have to take it home.

There are solutions to help; if you follow the easy directions below.  Remember no municipalities are going to have any special collection times for latex paint so please take the time to read these simple directions.

  • Buy only what you need: Measure your room and your sales person will help you purchase the right amount, eliminating any waste.
  • Apply a second coat:  This not only gives better protection, but will help use more paint. If you still have some left, ask friends, relatives, churches, shelters, community centers, etc. if they may need it.
  • Dry out left over latex paint with kitty litter and place in regular trash, keeping the lids off.

NO ASBESTOS PRODUCTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. For disposal of asbestos products contact GCIA at 478-6045, ext. 10.


Explosives or Highly Reactive Materials may be dangerous. If you have these types of materials, call first for safety instructions. DO NOT bring these materials without prior authorization! These dangerous items include, but are not limited to, picric acid, isopropyl ether, calcium carbide, perchloric acid and benzoyl peroxide.