1st Sat. of Month Recyclable Drop-off May 2

Posted on April 27, 2020

Need to get rid of some recyclables? Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison, is asking residents to practice social distancing while taking advantage of the next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event to be held on May 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

IMPORTANT: Residents must wear a facial covering and gloves. Only one occupant per vehicle is permitted. Occupants should remain in their vehicles, but staff will be available at every station to help residents remove items.

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.

Drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and the usual curbside materials, including chipboard items, plastic bottles and containers marked #1 through #7. Chipboard items include gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, and cake and cracker boxes without the plastic liners. Accepted also are poster board, greeting cards, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans.

At First Saturday, donate canned goods and non-perishable food to residents who have been affected by COVID-19, or put canned goods in a plastic bag on the day of your usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Perishable items and food in glass containers are not accepted.

Somerset County does not accept textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-offs. Please continue to recycle your used textiles at any local charity donation bin.

No Household Hazardous Waste is accepted at Recycling Drop-offs.  For Household Hazardous Waste disposal dates each year, go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW or call the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031.


A separate Electronics Waste Recycling event is being held Sat., May 2 from 8 AM to 2 PM at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844 (map).  Same social distancing measures will be observed.


For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle. To learn more about First Saturday events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.

Source: Somerset County Recycling Center