HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, recycling liaison, invites residents to declutter their homes of the many electronic items that tend to accumulate. The next free-of-charge Saturday electronic waste drop-off event is Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage at 410 Roycefield Rd.Hillsborough 08844.  

Following is a listing of upcoming dayslocations and times in 2017 to drop off electronics:


The following materials are accepted:  computers (desktops and laptops), monitors (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), televisions (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), copiers, digital cameras, DVD players, e-book readers, fax machines, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs), printers, stereos, radio equipment, VCRs, audio visual equipment, typewriters, camcorders, telephones, cellular phones, circuit boards, modems, telephone mainframes, keyboards, mice, scanners, cables, wiring, power supplies, mainframe equipment and controllers.

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Batteries are not accepted:  Residents can recycle household hazardous waste and lithium and rechargeable batteries at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held at different locations around the county.  AA, AAA, D, Cand 9 volt batteries can be disposed in the regular trash. 

For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021, email roaddiv@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, medicine, e-waste and tire) and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle.

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