Next Household Hazardous Waste Day – June 15

Posted on May 6, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

When: Sat, June 15, 9am – 2pm

Where: Franklin Township Senior Community Center Parking Lot, 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 (map)

Description: The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents and farmers a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This drop-off opportunity is for residents only.

Five events are held annually at various locations around the county from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enable residents to take advantage of the program. No registration is necessary, but proof of Somerset County residency is required. Following is the remaining 2019 schedule:

June 15
Franklin Township Senior Community Center
Parking Lot
505 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Sept. 14
Branchburg Township Public Works Garage
34 Kenbury Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Oct. 19
South County Public Works Garage
410 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), used oil filters, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, mercury, helium balloon tanks, fire extinguishers, used cooking oil, oil-based and latex-based paints, pool chemicals, barbecue propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

Sherriff’s officers are also available to accept residents unwanted or outdated prescription or over-the-counter medications for safe, proper disposal at as many of the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events as they wish. Please leave prescription medications in original containers/boxes.

No tires, electronic waste (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke alarms, unknown or unidentified material, 55 gallon drums, dioxins, PCBs, carbon monoxide detectors, explosives, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any items that contain a refrigerant, Pentachlorophenol and 2, 4, 5-TP (Silvex), are accepted. No commercial vehicles are allowed.

More information at: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/recycling/hazardous-waste-days

Source: Somerset County Division of Solid Waste