E-Waste Drop-off June 2 & Other Dates

Posted on May 6, 2019

Somerset County residents can declutter their homes of the many electronic items that tend to accumulate. The next free-of-charge Saturday Electronic Waste Drop-off event is June 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works facility at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough.  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: July 13 (due to the Independence Day holiday), Aug. 3, 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 and 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 or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

Source: Somerset County Div. of Solid Waste