County E-Waste, 1st Sat Recycling Drop-off Events Dec. 5

Posted on December 2, 2020

Residents Can Donate Non-Perishable Food at First Saturdays

 First Saturday of the Month Drop-off will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. Residents can drop off their recycling from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Residents are encouraged to donate canned goods, which will be distributed to local food banks.

“Residents should take advantage of this free event so they can easily get rid of their recyclable items all at once,” said Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison. “Since the holidays are here, and in the spirit of giving, I’m also urging residents to help the folks that are struggling this year by donating non-perishable food at the First Saturday Drop-off event.”

Social distancing is required: Residents must wear facial coverings. Only one occupant per vehicle is permitted. Occupants should remain in their vehicles and staff will be available at every station to remove their items.

Proof of residency is required: Residents must have a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of 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.

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

Donate non-perishable food at First Saturday Drop-off to help residents who have been affected by COVID-19. 

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.


The Somerset County Electronic Waste Drop-off event will be held on Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Social distancing is required: Residents must wear facial coverings. Occupants should remain in their vehicles with the windows shut until otherwise directed. Residents are required to remove and place their items without assistance from the staff, but staff will tell residents where to place their items.

Proof of residency is required: Residents must have a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of their Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

Batteries are not accepted:  Residents can recycle household hazardous waste including lithium and rechargeable batteries at scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events. Batteries such as AA, AAA, D, C and 9-volt 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, Rx medicine, E-waste) and more are available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle

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