SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The locations to recycle consumer electronic waste, free of charge, is changing in Somerset County beginning Sept. 1.

There will be locations in the northern and southern portions of the county for recycling e-waste Monday through Friday.

According to a release from the county, there will be Saturday drop-offs at the South County Public Works Garage, on Roycefield Road in Hillsborough, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Weekday drop-offs will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility, on Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater, as well as at the facility in Hillsborough.

There will be a number of materials accepted, namely computers, monitors, televisions, copiers, digital cameras, DVD players, e-book readers, fax machines, MP3 players, personal digital assistants, 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.

Batteries will not be accepted, as household ones should be disposed in regular trash.

Lithium and rechargeable batteries can be brought to scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events, with upcoming ones scheduled for Sept. 12 in Branchburg and Oct. 24 in Hillsborough.

According to the release from the county, the changes in the recycling are due to market changes, instability in terms of manufacturer agreements and pending law modifications.

For more information, contact Diana Vigilante at 908-231-7681 or Vigiliant@co.somerset.nj.us, or Melissa Harvey at 908-231-7109 or Harvey@co.somerset.nj.us.