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August Recycling Calendar

First Saturday, E-waste Drop-offs

Post Date:07/23/2019

First Saturday of the Month Drop-off in Bridgewater Aug. 3
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 Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater 08807. 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.

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.

Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food for needy residents are welcome at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off events; or just place canned goods in a plastic bag next to your recycling bins on your usual recycling pickup dates. Items will be delivered to the Food Bank Network 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 Aug. 3 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 Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Facility located 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: 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.

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.

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