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Household Special Waste Collection Days

Household Special Waste (HSW) will be accepted on Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, September 23 at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex, 493 Monroeville Rd., South Harrison Township.

HSW will also be accepted on Saturday, May 20 and Saturday, October 21 at the Gloucester County Public Works Department, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton.

All events are conducted rain-or-shine and start at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. No materials will be accepted  after 2 p.m.

Residents must adhere to the posted event times; materials cannot be accepted after the closing time.

For more information about the 2015 HSW Collection Program or to have a detailed brochure mailed to you that includes all materials accepted and maps to the drop-off sites, please contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling at 478-6045.

You can also check out the Recycling Link at: www.gcianj.com

March is Tire Amnesty Month

March 2017 has been designated as “Tire Amnesty Month” in Gloucester County. Gloucester County will accept used tires from county residents and municipalities at the Solid Waste Complex in South Harrison Monday through Friday, March 1 through March 31. Tire Amnesty is for Gloucester County residents only. No commercial businesses will be accepted. Nothing over a passenger car or passenger pick up tire will be accepted this year.

 

There is a limit of 25 tires per household that will be strictly enforced and tracked. There will also be one Saturday collection event on March 18 from 8 a.m. to Noon.

 

For more information about Recycling, Tire Amnesty Month and Household Special Waste Collection visit www.gcianj.com and click on County Recycling or call the Office of Recycling at (856)478-6045, ext. 13.

YOU CAN HELP PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

YOU CAN HELP PREVENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE 

MONITOR:

COUNT YOUR PILLS. KNOW HOW MANY YOU HAVE. KNOW HOW MANY REFILLS ARE LEFT.

SECURE:

TAKE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE MEDICINE CABINET. SECURE THEM IN A SAFE PLACE.

DISPOSE:

GET RID OF EXPIRED OR UNWANTED MEDICATIONS. TAKE THEM TO A DROP BOX OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION.

Medication Drop Box Locations in Gloucester County:

 

Deptford Police Department
1011 Cooper St.
Deptford NJ 08096

Glassboro Police Department
1 South Main St.
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Mantua Police Department
405 Main St.
Mantua, NJ 08051

Newfield Police Department
18 Catawba Ave.
Newfield, NJ 08344

Rowan University
Campus Police
5 Williamsburg Ct.
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Washginton Twp. Police Departemnt
1 McClure Dr.
Sewell, NJ 08080

West Deptford Police
400 Crown Point Rd.
West Deptford, NJ 08086

Westville Police Department
114 Crown Point Rd.
Westville, NJ 08093

Woolwich Police Department
120 Village Green Dr.
Woolwich, NJ 08085

 

For more information visit Project Medicine Drop

 

Atlantic City Electric Emergency Medical Equipment Notification

From Atlantic City Electric Website:

  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT NOTIFICATION PROGRAM

  • We care about our customer and recognize that some face special challenges. For customers who rely on electricity to power life-support equipment in their homes, such as respirators or kidney dialysis machines, we offer the Emergency Medical Equipment Notification Program. This program provides advance notice of scheduled outages and severe weather alerts to qualified participants who depend on electricity for emergency medical and life-support equipment. Once you are enrolled, we will provide you with:

    • Notification of scheduled outages in your area
    • Notification of severe storms such as hurricane warnings that could lead to extended outages on our electric system
    • An information package sent annually to help you prepare for emergencies

    Please note that since customers who rely on electricity to power life-support equipment are located throughout out service area, it is not possible to give priority to these customers following storm outages.  It is the customer’s responsibility to make appropriate arrangements in case restoration is delayed. In addition, the program does not exempt customers from disconnection of electric service for non-payment.

    HOW TO ENROLL

    To qualify for the program, participants must have certification from a licensed physician that a medical need exists. If you have life support equipment in your home, you and your physician must complete the required information on the appropriate certification form and fax or mail it to our Customer Credit Department. See the certification form. The fax number for submitting your completed certification form is 800-254-1239, or you may send us the form through:

    MAILING ADDRESS

    Atlantic City Electric
    5 Collins Dr, Ste 2133
    Carneys Point NJ 08069

    PLAN AHEAD FOR EMERGENCIES

    Occasional power outages are unavoidable and we encourage all customers to plan ahead for storms or any type of emergency situation.

    It is important that customers who use life-support equipment or their caregivers take responsibility to make arrangements ahead of time to prepare for potentially long-lasting interruptions in service. You may want to ask a relative or friend who has power if you can stay with them. Another option is to research whether or not a portable generator is appropriate for your situation. Customers who experience medical distress due to a power outage should seek medical assistance.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Is restoration priority given to customers on life support?

    During a major power outage, it is not possible to correct problems at individual locations before main substations and power lines are restored.

    Our restoration process uses a system of priorities that have been developed taking into account public safety, community needs and the nature of the electric distribution system. Customers with life-support equipment in their homes are therefore urged to make emergency arrangements ahead of time to prepare for extended outages when a major storm threatens.

    When the power is out, what is the best way to protect my food and refrigerated medicine?

    The best way to protect food and medicine is with regular ice in an insulated cooler. It is also the best way to preserve medicines that must be refrigerated.

    What can you tell me about portable generators?

    The most important consideration is safety. Improper use of portable generators can be deadly due to the carbon monoxide from the generator exhaust and the potential for electrical shock from improperly connecting the generator to a home writing system. Portable generators should never be operated indoors, in an attached garage or near open windows and doors. Individual appliances should be plugged into the generator using appropriately sized, outdoor-rated cords. Never plug a portable generator into an electrical outlet in your home.

    For more information, download our brochure or call our Customer Care team at 1-800-642-3780 to request a copy.