MONROE – Union County Public Works held its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on April 28 at the Church Street parking lot.
The department collected 32,795 pounds of potentially hazardous materials. Approximately 600 vehicles came out to the collection event to safely dispose of paints, cleaners, oils, tires, batteries and pesticides.
Improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
“Not only do we help our residents properly dispose of their hazardous waste, we are able to take time to discuss all of the services that the Solid Waste Division offers, and other ways that we can be of service to them,” said Solid Waste Division Director John Yvars.