Recycling Drop-off Sept. 10 & Haz. Waste Day Sept. 17

Posted on September 7, 2016

First Saturday of the Month’ Drop-Off Sept. 10

Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, recycling liaison, invites residents to take advantage of the next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  September’s First Saturday opportunity is being held the following week due to the Labor Day holiday.

First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires, clean textiles and usual curbside items in one fell swoop.  They also enable residents to help people in the community who are less fortunate by donating food items for a local food bank.

As part of the program, residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7.  Chipboard includes gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes, without the plastic liners.  Also poster board, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans are accepted.

Residents have the option of disposing of clean, dry textiles throughout the year at scheduled Saturday drop-off events.  Textiles include drapes, curtains, sheets, towels, belts, handbags, shoes (pairs), clean cloth and small stuffed animals. Textiles only will be accepted in a plastic bag.

No household hazardous waste or electronics are accepted at First Saturday drop-off events.

Residents can recycle electronics free of charge on designated Saturdays and weekdays.  Following is a schedule of upcoming days, drop-off locations and times:

  • Saturday drop-offs:  Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. at the North County Public Works Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road – north of Route 22 – Building B, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

For more information about recycling electronics, visit http://bit.ly/SCEwaste, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and much more, visit http://bit.ly/RecycleSC or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

Residents wishing to help the needy during these difficult economic times can bring canned goods and non-perishable food donations to First Saturday of the Month drop-off events or they can put out canned goods in a plastic bag on their usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Perishable items and foods in glass containers are not accepted.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sept. 17

Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, recycling liaison, invites residents to take advantage of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off events to clean up  household hazardous waste items that accumulate around their homes.

The next Household Hazardous Waste drop-off for Somerset County homeowners and farmers will be Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Branchburg Township Public Work Garage, located at 34 Kenbury Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876.

No registration is necessary, but proof of Somerset County residency is required.  The program is free to county residents.

The final Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event for 2016 will be held Oct. 22 in Hillsborough.

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-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.

For more information on types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031, email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit the Somerset County website at http://bit.ly/RecycleSC for recycling programs and information.

At the June event, 672 county residents participated.  Approximately 31,550 pounds of hazardous materials were dropped off for proper disposal.  In addition, 110 gallons of used motor oil, 440 gallons of antifreeze, 46 propane tanks and 100 wet-cell batteries were collected and recycled.

No tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners or dehumidifiers are accepted. This drop-off is for residents only.  No commercial vehicles are allowed and no 55-gallon drums are accepted.

Residents can dispose of tires each month at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off events, doing away with unsightly clutter around the home. First Saturday Drop-off events are held at the Somerset County Recycling Center in Bridgewater. For more information, call the Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

Residents can recycle electronics free of charge on designated Saturdays and weekdays.  Following is a schedule of upcoming days, drop-off locations and times:

  • Saturday drop-offs:  Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. at the North County Public Works Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road – north of Route 22 – Building B, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

For more information about recycling electronics, visit http://bit.ly/SCEwaste, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us

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Source: Somerset County Office of Public Info