1st Sat. Drop-off, E-waste, Tire Drop-Offs in November

Posted on October 27, 2017

‘First Saturday of the Month’ Drop-off in Bridgewater Nov. 4

BRIDGEWATER – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, recycling liaison, invites residents to take advantage of the next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater 08807.

First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires; clean, dry textiles; and usual curbside items in one fell swoop.  They also enable residents to help people in the community who are less fortunate by donating food items for a local food bank.

Recyclable textiles include: sheets, blankets, curtains, shoes (pairs), towels, winter and summer clothes (no ripped or torn clothing), belts, handbags and small stuffed animals.  Clean, dry textiles should be placed in plastic garbage bags.

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.  Also poster board, greeting cards, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans are accepted.

Following are upcoming First Saturday of the Month drop-off dates: Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.  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.

Residents wishing to help the needy during these difficult economic times can bring canned goods and non-perishable food donations to First Saturday of the Month drop-off events or they can put out canned goods in a plastic bag on their 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.

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.

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste are not accepted at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events at the Recycling Center.  Residents 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 Hillsborough location, for the convenience of residents.

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Drop-Off Electronic Waste Nov. 4 in Hillsborough

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 Nov. 4 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 days, locations and times in 2017 to drop off electronics:

  • Saturday drop-offs:  8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844 on Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.
  • 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.

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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Free Tire Drop-off for Somerset County Farmers, Residents

Nov. 13-17 in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, recycling liaison, encourages residents and farmers to take advantage of an opportunity to dispose of unwanted tires from their property. Up to eight tires per household can be dropped off.

The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is partnering with the county Road Division to collect old scrap tires, with or without rims, Monday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage.  The Garage is located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844.

Proper disposal of tires benefits communities.  Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes in warm weather, which may carry the West Nile virus.  In the autumn and winter they present a tripping hazard when covered with leaves or snow.

Tires also can be dropped off during the year at the county Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the First Saturday of the Month drop-off program. The next drop-off date is Nov. 4.  For more information, go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat

The tire drop-off program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us.

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Recycling Pick-up Dates Adjusted for Thanksgiving Holiday in Some Towns

MONTGOMERY SCHEDULE NO CHANGE

BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance Thanksgiving Day.

Recycling pickup for residents of Franklin Township and South Bound Brook will be Friday, Nov. 24.

Curbside-recycling collection for residents of Franklin Park, Griggstown, Montgomery and Rocky Hill will be on their regularly scheduled pickup date of Nov. 24.

The Recycling Center will be open Election Day, Nov. 7, and Veterans Day, Nov. 10.  Curbside collection for residents will be on their regularly scheduled pickup date.

For more information, call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.  To view the 2017 Recycling Collection Schedule and more, go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle

Source: Somerset County Office of