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Somerset County June Recycling Calendar

Post Date:05/24/2018

‘First Saturday of the Month’ Drop-off in Bridgewater June 2

BRIDGEWATER - Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to take advantage of the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event on June 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater 08807. A valid driver’s license to confirm Somerset County residency is required. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses are allowed.

First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires and the usual curbside items in one fell swoop. Residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7. Chipboard includes gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes, without the plastic liners. Poster board, greeting cards, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans also are accepted.

Somerset County no longer accepts textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-offs. Please continue to recycle your used textiles at any local charity donation bin.

For more information about First Saturday events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

Canned goods and non-perishable food donations for needy residents also are welcome at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events; you also can put out canned goods in a plastic bag on your usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Perishable items and foods in glass containers are not accepted.

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste are not accepted at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events at the Recycling Center. You can recycle household hazardous waste at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held at different locations around the county. Electronics can be dropped off free of charge on certain Saturdays in Hillsborough and weekdays at a Bridgewater and a Hillsborough location. 

 A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle

Electronic Waste Drop-off June 2 in Hillsborough
HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to declutter their homes of the many electronic items that tend to accumulate. The next free-of-charge Saturday electronic waste drop-off event is June 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Facility at 410 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough 08844.  A valid driver’s license to confirm Somerset County residency is required. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses are allowed.

Following is a listing of upcoming days, locations and times in 2018 to drop off electronics:

  • Saturday drop-offs: June 2, July 14 (due to the Independence Day holiday), Aug. 4, Sept. 8 (due to the Labor Day holiday), Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844.
  • Weekday drop-offs:  Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility - Building B - 411 Chimney Rock Road, north of Route 22, Bridgewater 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844. 

The following materials are accepted:  computers (desktops and laptops), monitors (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), televisions (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), copiers, digital cameras, DVD players, e-book readers, fax machines, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs), printers, stereos, radio equipment, VCRs, audio visual equipment, typewriters, camcorders, telephones, cellular phones, circuit boards, modems, telephone mainframes, keyboards, mice, scanners, cables, wiring, power supplies, mainframe equipment and controllers.

Batteries are not accepted:  Residents can recycle household hazardous waste and lithium and rechargeable batteries at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held at different locations around the county.  AA, AAA, D, C and 9 volt batteries can be disposed in the regular trash.

For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Road Division at 908-541-5021, email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/e-waste.

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, household hazardous waste, medicine, e-waste and tire) and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle.

Household Hazardous Waste & Rx Drop-Offs June 16 in Franklin
FRANKLIN – Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to take advantage of free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events to clean up household hazardous waste items that accumulate around the home.

The second Household Hazardous Waste drop-off in 2018 for Somerset County residents and farmers is Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Township Senior Community Center Parking Lot, located at 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873. A valid driver’s license to confirm Somerset County residency is required. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses are allowed.

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

For more information on types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7031, email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW

No tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners and dehumidifiers are accepted. This drop-off is for Somerset County residents only. No commercial vehicles are allowed and no 55-gallon drums are accepted. Residents can dispose of tires at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off events.

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, household hazardous waste, medicine, e-waste and tire) and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle

The Rx Mission Drive-In/Drop-off medicine collection also will be held June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Township Senior Community Center Parking Lot. The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office hosts this periodic, no-questions-asked drop-off where residents can safely dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. For more information regarding medicine collection, contact Capt. Steve SanAntonio at (908) 231- 7168 or Sheriff’s Officer Dave Daneker at (908) 231-7140, ext. 9, or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/medwaste

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