Commissioner Urges Residents to Donate Non-Perishable Food at First Saturdays

BRIDGEWATER – Recycle newspapers, magazines junk mail and more at the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off on Saturday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Residents are encouraged to donate canned goods, which will be distributed to local food banks by the recycling division.

Social distancing is required: Residents must wear facial coverings. Only one occupant per vehicle is allowed. Occupants should remain in their vehicles and staff will be available to help them remove items.

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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 a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

Items Accepted
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 is poster board, 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 non-perishable food at First Saturday Drop-off to help residents who have been affected by COVID-19. 

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more visit http://bit.ly/Recycling2021.

To learn more about First Saturday events, visit http://bit.ly/SCFirstSaturday2021  or call the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 732-469-3363.

Electronic Waste Drop-Off

HILLSBOROUGH –  The Somerset County Electronic Waste Drop-off event will be held on Saturday, April 3, 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. Occupants should remain in their vehicles with the windows shut until otherwise directed. Residents are required to remove items from their vehicle without assistance from the staff, but staff will tell residents where to put their items.

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 a complete list of the items accepted at the Electronic Waste Drop-off, visit http://bit.ly/SCEWaste2021  or contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us.

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

Use the free Recycle Coach app to get personalized and up-to-date recycling information. To download the app, visit http://bit.ly/SCRecycleCoach2021

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