Tire Recycling

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Residents can recycle tires at 'First Saturday of the Month' events throughout the year at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can bring up to eight tires, with or without rims, to scheduled Saturday Drop-off events.  

Drop-off dates in 2021 are Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10 (due to the Fourth of July holiday), Aug. 7, Sept. 11 (due to Labor Day holiday),  Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.

Residents and farmers also can take advantage of two scheduled week-long tire drop-off events.  Proof of Somerset County residency is required; (current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Pre-registration is not required.  No businesses allowed. Information about the April and October tire drop-off opportunities is listed below.

Proper disposal of tires benefits communities. Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes in warm weather, which may carry the West Nile virus. In the autumn and winter they present a tripping hazard when covered with leaves or snow.

To prevent West Nile virus, tires should be stored indoors or in a covered container until they can be properly disposed. This requirement is enforceable by the Somerset County Health Department

The tire drop-off program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information, call 908-541-5021 or email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us.

2021 Scheduled Tire Drop-off Location, Dates & Times
Maximum of 8 Tires, With or Without Rims
Open to Residents and Farmers

South County Public Works Garage
410 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ
Week of April 19 to 23, 2021

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

South County Public Works Garage
410 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ
Week of Oct. 18 to 22, 2021

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


What does the proper storage and recycling of tires have to do with the West Nile Virus? Tires stored outdoors can collect water and provide an ideal breeding site for mosquitoes, including the Culex pipiens species, the primary transmitter of the West Nile Virus.

What should I do to help prevent the West Nile Virus? Store tires indoors or in a covered container. Tires must be stored in totally enclosed structures, closed trailers or covered roll-off containers. This requirement is enforceable by the County Health Department.

Properly dispose of/recycle your tires. County residents can utilize the county’s First Saturday of the Month drop-off for tire recycling. Somerset County will accept and recycle a maximum of eight (8) tires, with or without rims, at one time. Location/times: Somerset County Recycling Center, 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, 8am - 2pm.

Empty any objects on your property filled with standing water. Any container or bucket that is susceptible to collecting water can also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. These items should be removed, covered or emptied after each rain event.

Report illegally dumped tires. If you see a pile of illegally dumped tires, please report it to your local municipality or to the Somerset County Health Department at 908-231-7155.

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