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November Recycling Calendar

Recycling Schedule Changes Due to Thanksgiving Day First Saturday, E-waste Drop-offs, Household Hazardous Waste

Post Date:10/21/2019 2:46 PM

Recycling Pickup Date Adjusted for Thanksgiving Day
BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Curbside collection will be on Friday, Nov. 29, for residents of Martinsville – Thomae Park, and Warren and Watchung.

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and 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, Nov. 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 Nov. 2, 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 Nov. 2, 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 Nov. 2, 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 the next date, location and time in 2019 for the drop off of electronics:
  • Saturday drop-offs: 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 acceptedResidents 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 more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Nov. 9, in Branchburg
BRANCHBURG –
Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, urges residents to clean up household hazardous waste items that have accumulated around the home by taking advantage of the free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events.

There will be one last Household Hazardous Waste drop-off in 2019 for Somerset County residents and farmers on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Branchburg Public Works Garage, located at 34 Kenbury Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876. 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.

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (five-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 the types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7031, or email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW 

DO NOT drop off tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, or smoke detectors. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers will NOT be accepted. This drop-off is for residents only. Proof of residency is required (current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Residents can dispose of tires on 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 .

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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