Cumberland County Improvement Authority Adjusts Trash Collection Due to COVID-19

By: Rachel Suga, Writer / Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

BRIDGETON, N.J. — The spike in coronavirus cases has changed the way that many businesses and organizations operate, and the trash removal team for Cumberland County is no exception.

However, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority’s Solid Waste Center released a statement earlier this month that it will operate differently in response to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area. Using precautionary measures, e-waste collection from municipalities is paused for the time being for the foreseeable future. This means that community members won’t have their unwanted electronics such as TVs and computers collected.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday will be the only days of the week available for Deerfield residents to dispose of their waste at the CCIA SWC Convenience Center. There are no scheduled changes for Deerfield’s disposal. Additionally, the general public will not have access to dispose their trash at the center itself. However, account holders are the only individuals that will be allowed to throw their trash away at the CCIA SWC’s Convenience Center.

According to a press release, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority Solid Waste Complex is responsible for projects that are “vital to sustaining the economic and environmental future of Cumberland County and the state of New Jersey.”

“The safety and health of our community, staff, residents, and businesses is of the utmost importance to us,” the CCIA said in a press release.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.