Somerset County September Recycling Calendar

Posted on September 9, 2020

First Saturday, E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Events to Occur Sept. 12

 First Saturday of the Month Drop-off is Sept. 12 in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER – First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event will be occurring on the second Saturday of the month, due to the Labor Day holiday. Residents can drop off their recycling on Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08877.

“This month residents can donate to Project First Class while also disposing of their excess recycling,” said Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison. “New or gently-used school supplies, such as backpacks glue sticks, pens, pencils or crayons will gladly be accepted and then delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.”

Social distancing is required: Residents must wear facial coverings and gloves. Only one occupant per vehicle is permitted. Occupants should remain in their vehicles and staff will be available at every station to remove their items.

Proof of residency is required: Residents should have a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.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 does not accept textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-offs. Residents should continue to recycle used textiles at any local charity donation bin.

Donate canned goods and non-perishable food at First Saturday to help residents who have been affected by COVID-19.  Accepted also are donations to Project First Class. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Project1stClass2020.

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle. To learn more about First Saturday events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.

 

Electronic Waste Drop-off is Sept. 12 in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH – The Somerset County Electronic Waste Drop-off event will occur on Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Social distancing is required: Residents must wear facial coverings and gloves. Occupants should remain in their vehicles with the windows shut until otherwise directed. Residents will also be expected to remove and place items without assistance, but as instructed by the staff.

Proof of residency is required: Residents must have a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of their Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

Batteries are not accepted:  Residents can recycle household hazardous waste including lithium and rechargeable batteries at scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events. Batteries such as AA, AAA, D, C and 9-volt 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 recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, Rx medicine, E-waste) and more are available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle

 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off is Sept. 12 in Branchburg

BRANCHBURG – Residents can drop off their items at the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event that is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Branchburg Township Public Works Garage, located at 34 Kenbury Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876.

Social distancing is required: Residents must wear gloves and masks and stay in their vehicles with the windows rolled up. Hazardous materials should be stored in their trunks or truck beds.

Proof of residency is required: Residents should have a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of their Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

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

DO NOT drop off tires, or electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, or smoke detectors. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers will NOT be accepted.

For more information about the 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 www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW

A complete list of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, RX, E-waste and Tire) and more are available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle .

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.

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