March Recycling Events

Posted on February 13, 2020

First Saturday of the Month Drop-off in Bridgewater March 7

Residents may take advantage of the next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event on March 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. 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.

First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires and the usual curbside items in one fell swoop. Residents can 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 no longer accepts textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-offs. Please continue to recycle your used textiles at any local charity donation bin.

For more information about First Saturday events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.

Canned goods and non-perishable food donations for needy residents are welcome at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events or put canned goods in a plastic bag on the day of your usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Perishable items and food in glass containers are not accepted.

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste are not accepted on First Saturday of the Month drop-off events at the recycling center.

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Household Hazardous Waste Days
You can recycle household hazardous waste at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held in 2020 at different locations around the county. The next HHW day is scheduled for March 21 at the Bernards Twp. Public Works Garage, 277 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

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Electronics can be dropped off free of charge on certain Saturdays in Hillsborough and on weekdays at a Bridgewater and Hillsborough location. (See below.)

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.

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E-Waste Drop-off in Hillsborough March 7

Residents may declutter their homes of the many old electronic items that tend to accumulate at the next free-of-charge Saturday electronic waste drop-off event March 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. 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 complete list of e-waste drop-off dates, times and locations in 2020:

  • Saturday e-waste drop-offs: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.  Located at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
  • Weekday drop-offs: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at North County Public Works Facility, Building B, 411 Chimney Rock Road – north of Route 22 – Bridgewater, NJ 08807, and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Batteries are not accepted:  Residents can recycle household hazardous waste including lithium and rechargeable batteries at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held at different locations around the county (next is March 21st).  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 recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, household hazardous waste, medicine, e-waste and tire) is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle as well as on the Montgomery Township Community Calendar.

Source: Somerset County Office of Recycling, Division of Solid Waste Management