SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this week, Somerset County announced it was shutting down curbside recycling pickups throughout Somerset County to help counteract the spread of the Coroniavirus (COVID-19), until further notice.

This morning, that order was rescinded, and pick-ups at the curb will continue.

A statement from the county reads:

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"Out of an overabundance of caution, curbside recycling pickups were temporarily postponed while the county evaluated coronavirus safety precautions for all concerned, including recycling staff. We are pleased to announce that curbside pickups will continue on Thursday, March 19.

"Bridgewater residents, whose recycling was scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday, March 18, are asked to leave their recyclables at the curb through Thursday. Collections will be completed as soon as possible.

"The Somerset County Recycling Division thanks residents for their patience and understanding."

The Somerset County Recycling Center at 750 E.Main St. in Bridgewater will also be closed to the public, according to John T. Kendzulak, Jr., recycling superintendent.

Information is available by calling (732) 469-3363 or via email, RecyclingDiv@co.somerset.nj.us.

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