Free Tire Drop-Off Nov. 16-20

Posted on November 5, 2015

Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh, recycling liaison, encourages residents and farmers to take advantage of an opportunity to dispose of unwanted tires from their property, free of charge.

The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is partnering with the county Road Department to collect old scrap tires, with or without rims, Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage.  The Garage is located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Proper disposal of tires benefits communities.  Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes in warm weather, which may carry the West Nile virus.  In the autumn and winter they present tripping hazards when covered with leaves or snow.

The tire drop-off program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Tires also can be dropped off during the year at the county Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the “First Saturday of the Month” drop-off program. Upcoming drop-off dates are Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us.

Source: Somerset County Div. of Solid Waste Mgt.

Date: Oct. 6, 2015