FIRST SAT. & E-WASTE DROP-OFF RECYCLING EVENTS OCT. 2

Posted on October 1, 2021

Residents Can Donate Food at First Saturdays
Social distancing and proof of residency are required.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, and more at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off to be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
Accepting Donations at First Saturday of the Month: Help families in-need by donating canned goods, which will be delivered to local food banks.

Social distancing is required: Residents should remain in their vehicles. Staff will be available at every station to help residents remove items from their vehicles.  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. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT permitted.

Items Accepted: 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, cake and cracker boxes without the plastic liners. Accepted also is posterboard, backing from writing pads and empty dried-out steel paint cans.

Items NOT Accepted: Somerset County does NOT accept textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-off. Residents should continue to recycle used textiles at any local charity donation bin.

Click here to learn more about First Saturday events or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363. Click here for a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more

Electronic Waste Drop-Off
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Dispose of items cluttering the home at the Electronic Waste Drop-off event to be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 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 should remain in their vehicles until otherwise instructed. Residents are required to remove items from their vehicle without assistance from the staff and place items on pallets as instructed by the staff.

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. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT permitted.

Items 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.

Items NOT Accepted: Batteries are not accepted. Residents can recycle household hazardous waste, including lithium and rechargeable batteries at scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events.

Click here for a complete list of items accepted at the Electronic Waste Drop-off, or contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109. Residents can also send an email to solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us.

Click here for a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, Rx medicine, E-waste) and more.

Use the free Recycle Coach app to get personalized and up-to-date recycling information. Click here to download the app

NOTE: Montgomery Township posts Somerset County Recycling events including the above and Household Hazardous Waste Days and Document Shred Days on its Community Calendar at: https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/calendars/comcalendar/