Your Healthy Home and Environment Links
Information and Links
- CDC DID YOU KNOW?
- Flood: Animals and Insects
- Flood: Drinking Water
- Flood: Personal Health/Hand Hygiene/Immunizations
- Flood: Carbon Monoxide
- Flood: Water/Sewage
- Flood: Food Safety
- Mold Removal
- Educational Material on Floods
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- Vaccine Myths
- Protecting Your Child Against Serious Disease
- BC School Resource Guide
- New Fees for Retail Food, Body Art and Bathing Places
- Food Safety Information
- BCC Food Safety Course
- Burlington County Cancer Coalition
- Risk Communication Information and Resources
- Faith in Wellness
- Health Information
- Directory of Services(.PDF)
- Meningitis Facts
- Pertussis Fact Sheet
- Resources for School Nurses
- Pandemic Flu Information
- Distance Learning
- Special Needs Registry Registration Form
- Annual Report
- Septic System Homeowner Information
Links to Other Sources of Public Health Information
- American Red Cross
- Burlington County Sheriff’s Department
- Burlington County Office of Emergency Management
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
- New Jersey Hurricane Resources
- Office of Homeland Security
- Homeland Security & Preparedness
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
- US Department of Health and Human Services – Emergency Preparedness
- New Jersey Health Alert Network
FACT SHEET FOR RESIDENTS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
IN THE EVENT OF A DELAY IN REFUSE COLLECTION
Citizens’cooperation and common sense in finding and using alternatives will minimize problems which may result from a delay of waste collection services in the event of a natural or manmade disaster or a strike.
The actions listed below were prepared by environmental and health personnel to assist you in easing the effects of a disruption of waste collection at your homes and in your communities:
1. Limit the amount of waste produced: Avoid the use of disposable products such as paper or plastic plates, cups or disposable diapers. Reuse products such as plastic containers, jars and aluminum foil.Compost vegetative and yard wastes if space permits. Delay any major household cleanups such as backyard cleanup, tree pruning or disposal of old furniture.
2. Separate and store food wastes and other wet garbage: Drain excess garbage moisture. Pour fats, drippings and grease into glass jars and seal with a screw on lid.
Put food waste, disposable diapers and other wet waste into double plastic bags.
Add a capful of ammonia to reduce odor which will attract animals and other
vermin. Secure trash bag tightly and store in a cool place.
3. Separate and store recyclable materials:Rinse bottles and plastic containers.Rinse and crush aluminum and tin cans, trays and containers. Bundle cardboard, paper, and magazines. Store recyclable materials indoors, out of reach of children, and away from
4. Separate dry, non-recyclable waste: Store non-recyclable paper, containers, packaging and other dry waste indoors and away from combustible materials.
5. Separate hazardous household waste: Separate fluorescent lights, paints and thinners, insecticides and herbicides and store out of reach of children. Hold until county household hazardous waste collection