Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off in Hillsborough Oct. 17

Posted on October 15, 2020

Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items

Somerset County’s recycling division is sponsoring its Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event so residents can safely dispose of harmful items. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough.

“I encourage residents to take advantage of this free event,” said Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison. “This is an opportunity to safely rid your home of toxic items that have accumulated, which can contain chemicals that may threaten your family’s health and the community as a whole.”

Social Distancing Guidelines

Residents must wear facial coverings and stay in their vehicles with the windows rolled up. Materials should be stored in residents’ trunk, cargo area or truck bed and also easily accessible to the staff who will remove it from the vehicle.    Proof of Residency

Residents must be prepared to show a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses or commercial vehicles are not allowed.Household Hazardous Waste Accepted at the Drop-Off Event

Banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (five-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

DO NOT drop off tires, or electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, or smoke detectors. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers will NOT be accepted.

For more information on the types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, email or visit

For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Solid Waste Division at 908-231-7109, email or visit

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, RX, E-waste and Tire) is available at .
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Source: Somerset County Recycling