Queen’s Bridge Closure 4/26 – /4/27

On Friday 4/26/2024, Somerset County will be performing emergency road repairs to CR527 S Main Street/Queens Bridge in Bound Brook during the working hours of 7:30pm-5:00am.  The contractor will be closing the Queens Bridge to perform asphalt repairs in between the flood gate and under the railroad bridge crossing.  This work will be for 1 night and the road will be reopened to traffic by 5:00am.  The contractor will be posting a detour and signage for both sides of the bridge in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook utilizing Route 287 which have been used in past road closures.   Somerset County will install Variable Message Boards to alert the traveling public.
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Somerset County Vegetation Control

The Somerset County Road and Bridge Divisions will be performing ground applications of herbicides for vegetation control. These applications will take place along our County highway system within your municipality. Both the State and Federal Governments approve all of the herbicides and spraying equipment we use to perform this task for ground application. The areas that we intend to treat are those that are the most labor intensive for us to maintain. There are also safety sensitive areas along our highway system that need this type of application. Our ground applications will continue on a regular basis, as needed from March 17, 2024 through December 1, 2024.  We shall post monthly notices in the local media for the duration of our application time frame.

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Somerset County Urges Residents Not to Place Batteries in Recycling Collection Container

Somerset County Urges Residents Not to Place Batteries in Recycling Collection Containers

Batteries, Particularly Lithium Batteries, Have Caused Repeated Fires in County Recycling Vehicles and Storage Areas

Residents can bring lithium and rechargeable batteries to the Hazardous Waste Drop Off events.

Post Date: 03/20/2024 12:48 PM
Hillsborough, NJ – Somerset County remind all residents that batteries should never be added to the bi-weekly recycling containers for collection. Batteries, and especially lithium and rechargeable batteries, have and continue to result in dangerous fires in the trucks and recycling center causing significant damage and potential injury risk.

When fires occur due to improperly disposed of batteries and other materials, Recycling staff must dump the contents of the vehicle and put the fire out as quickly and safely as possible.

Somerset County residents can bring lithium and rechargeable batteries to scheduled Hazardous Waste drop offs at various locations. The following events are available in 2024:

  •  April 20: Warren Township Public Works Garage
  • 1 Bardy Road, Warren 07059
  • June 15: South County Public Works Garage
    410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844
  • September 14: Branchburg Township Public Works Garage
    34 Kenbury Road | Branchburg 08876
  • October 19: South County Public Works Garage
    410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844

Household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C and 9 volt) may be disposed of in the regular trash and picked up by municipal or private haulers.

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County to Host Free Document Shredding Event on March 23

‘Operation Secure Shred’ Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft

The event is open rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are full.

Post Date: 03/20/2024 10:26 AM

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to “Operation Secure Shred.” Residents can take advantage of this FREE, easy and secure way to dispose of personal documents on Saturday, March 23, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County Facility located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08807 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled. The event will occur rain or shine.

Residents should be prepared to unload the items to be shredded from their vehicles. Staff will be available to assist them if necessary.

Proof of Residency
Residents must be prepared to present 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. Businesses and commercial vehicles are NOT allowed.

Attend Any Shredding Event
Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities can attend as many shredding events as they like and can participate even if they do not reside in the towns that are holding the events. To view a list of dates and locations for shredding events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/shredding.

Items Accepted
Participants can bring up to six boxes, containers, or bags of documents per visit, but they will be required to take back their receptacles. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed.

Items Not Accepted
Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will NOT be accepted.

For more information about “Operation Secure Shred,” contact the Somerset County Public Works Department at 908-203-6018 or email publicworks@co.somerset.nj.us.

Identity Theft
Victims of identity theft can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s online one-stop resource center, which provides a step-by-step process for recovering from identity theft with downloadable resources. To learn more, visit IdentityTheft.gov.

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