By: SNJ Today Team

SOUTH HARRISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – According to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, over six million coins are disposed of each year in New Jersey. Many of these coins spend years in rear courtyards and quite empty which can be a health care to the public.

“All tires in a courtyard, if inappropriately stored, can be a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes that can carry life-threatening diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and various types of encephalitis,” US EPA said.

To help reduce waste tires in neighborhoods, Gloucester County officials have confirmed in March to June and the Solid Waste Complex will be accepting a free base during the month.

“Tipped and forgotten tires can be filled with standing water that will create breeding ground for mosquitoes that can carry viruses like the West Nile and Zika,” said the Director of Liberties Robert M. Damminger i press release. “By collecting coins from residents, we can destroy them properly and reduce these diseases from being able to get a pull.”

Residents can bring their base to Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex at 493 Monroeville Rd. (Route 694) in South Townson, March 2nd through March 31st, Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and on Saturday, 14 March from 8:00 A.M. to noon.

There is a limit of 25 tires per dwelling, per county. No amount shall be accepted over the tires of passenger collection trucks. The program is for residents of Gloucester County only. No commercial businesses will be accepted.

Residents requiring instructions or with more than 25 tires, contact the Recycling Office at (856) 478-6045 or visit www.gcianj.com.



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