Hazardous waste drop-off days scheduled

The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold its spring household hazardous waste dropoff days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 19 at theMiddlesex County Division of Highways, Apple Orchard Lane, off Route 130, North Brunswick, and on May 17 at the Middlesex County Division of Highways, Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.

Household hazardous wastes that are improperly disposed of are identified as a danger to children and animals, a potential cause of groundwater pollution and a potential threat to garbage-collection crews.

Acceptable materials that county residents may bring for disposal include, but are not limited to: pesticides/herbicides; flammable liquids; solvents; pool chemicals; used motor oil; oil filters; paints; car batteries; household batteries; antifreeze; propane tanks; fluorescent light bulbs (no broken bulbs); and asbestos. Residents who wish to bring asbestos (maximum 300 pounds) must register by calling (732) 745-4170.

Materials that will not be accepted are tires, electronics, explosives and munitions, infectious/medical waste, unknown materials and empty containers.

The drop-off days are sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and conducted in cooperation with theMiddlesex County Department of Public Works-Division of Highways.

The free events are open to residents of Middlesex County only. Items should be brought in clearly marked containers.

For more information, call (732) 745- 4170, e-mail solidwaste@ co.middlesex.nj.us or log on to http://co.middlesex.nj.us/planningboard/so lidwaste.asp.