Somerset County’s New Recycling Totes Upgrade

Posted on February 27, 2019

SECOND AREA RECEIVED NEW TOTES JANUARY 18th

Somerset County Recycling Division has implemented a new Curbside Recycling practice and equipment to two sections of Montgomery so far, as of January, 2019.  This new program is being gradually implemented County-wide within the next four years.  Every household will be receiving two new 65 gallon recycling “totes” on wheels, which look similar to most trash hauler receptacles. They have wheels to easily move around and have color-coded lids that are permanently attached.  This improvement to ergonomics will protect recycling pickup workers and is part of a new dual stream recycling process which will be used by Somerset County.

A first and second section of Montgomery have received totes and begun their use to date.  These sections are located in the Southern portion of town (see map and map).  No other sections of Montgomery are subject to the upgrade at this time.  When your totes are dropped off you will also receive a letter from Somerset County Recycling Division with detailed instructions.  At the time of receipt of new totes, County instructions indicate that residents may keep their old 20 gallon blue buckets for other purposes or contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste at 732-469-3363 and arrange for them to pick up old buckets.

For more information on how the program, go to: https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/departments/public-works/recycling-tote-program/

If you have questions, please contact Somerset County Recycling Division at 732-469-3363.

Source: Somerset County Recycling Division