Pursuant to the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA), the Environmental Health Unit inspects solid waste disposal and recycling facilities. These include:
- Sanitary Landfills
- Transfer Stations
- Compost Facilities
- Convenience Centers
The Unit also investigates reports of improper solid waste storage, transportation and disposal received from the public and the NJDEP. These reports may include illegal dumping or burial of solid waste. Anyone with information about the illegal disposal of solid or hazardous waste are urged to call 1-800-533-DUMP, or 645-5971. Cash rewards will be given for any tip leading to the conviction of an illegal dumper. The Unit may also initiate enforcement actions that include issuance of penalties and signing court complaints.
For information regarding solid waste disposal, recycling days in your community or dates of the next household hazardous waste collection day, please click www.acua.com to find out about services provided by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority.
N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq. - Solid Waste Management Act
N.J.A.C. 7:26-1 et seq.