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July Recycling Calendar

Holiday Changes to First Saturday, E-waste & Recycling Schedule

Post Date:06/26/2019

Recycling Pickup Date Adjusted for Independence Day

BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, will be closed Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. Curbside collection will be on Friday, July 5, for residents of Franklin Township, and South Bound Brook.

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and much more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.

First Saturday of the Month Drop-off in Bridgewater Is July 13

BRIDGEWATER – Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to take advantage of the next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event on July 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, 08807. July’s First Saturday drop-off is being held the following week due to Independence Day. Proof of residency is required (a current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

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. Place canned goods in a plastic bag on your usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank of Somerset County.  Perishable items and food 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 that are held at different locations around the county. Electronics can be dropped off free-of-charge on certain Saturdays in Hillsborough and weekdays at Bridgewater and Hillsborough locations. 

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 July 13 in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to declutter their homes of electronic items that tend to accumulate. The next free-of-charge Saturday Electronic Waste Drop-off event is July 13 (due to Independence Day), from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Facility at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, 08844.  Proof of residency is required (a current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

Following is a list of upcoming days, locations and times in 2019 to drop off electronics:

  • Saturday drop-offs: Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec.7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough.
  • 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, and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough. 

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, audiovisual 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, 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 of in the regular trash.

For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Solid Waste Division at 908-231-7109, email solidwaste@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.

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