BRIDGEWATER - Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to take advantage of the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event on Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater 08807.
A valid driver’s license is required to confirm Somerset County residency. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses are allowed.
First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires and the usual curbside items in one fell swoop. Residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7.
Chipboard includes gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes, without the plastic liners. Poster board, greeting cards, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans also are accepted.
Somerset County no longer accepts textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-offs. Please continue to recycle your used textiles at any local charity donation bin.
For more information about First Saturday events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.
Canned goods and non-perishable food donations for needy residents also are welcome at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events; you also can put out canned goods in a plastic bag on your usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Perishable items and foods in glass containers are not accepted.
Household hazardous waste and electronic waste are not accepted at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events at the Recycling Center. You can recycle household hazardous waste at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held at different locations around the county. Electronics can be dropped off free of charge on certain Saturdays in Hillsborough and weekdays at a Bridgewater and a Hillsborough location.
A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle
Electronic Waste Drop-off Aug. 4 in Hillsborough
The next free-of-charge Saturday electronic waste drop-off event is Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Facility at 410 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough 08844. A valid driver’s license is required to confirm Somerset County residency. Pre-registration is not required.
No businesses are allowed. Following is a listing of upcoming days, locations and times in 2018 to drop off electronics:
- Saturday drop-offs: Aug. 4, Sept. 8 (due to the Labor Day holiday), Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844.
- Weekday drop-offs: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility - Building B - 411 Chimney Rock Road, north of Route 22, Bridgewater 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844.
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.
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, C and 9 volt batteries can be disposed in the regular trash.
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.