News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director
Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2021
Somerset County to Hold First Saturday and E-Waste Drop-Off Events on Aug. 7
Residents Can Donate Non-Perishable Food and New School Supplies at First Saturdays
BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Recycle newspapers, magazines junk mail and more at the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off on Saturday, Aug. 7 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 should remain in their vehicles. Staff will be available at every station to help residents remove items from their vehicles.
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. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT permitted.
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.
Project First Class: Donate new school supplies on Aug. 7 and Sept. 11 at First Saturday of the Month. For more information,
Donate non-perishable food at First Saturday Drop-off events to help residents who have been affected by COVID-19.
Items NOT Accepted: Somerset County does NOT accept textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-off. Residents should continue to recycle used textiles at any local charity donation bin.
To learn more about First Saturday events, visit http://bit.ly/SCFirstSaturday2021 or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363. For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more, visit http://bit.ly/Recycling2021.
Electronic Waste Drop-Off
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Electronic Waste Drop-off event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 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 should remain in their vehicles until otherwise instructed. Residents are required to remove items from their vehicle without assistance from the staff and place items on pallets as instructed by the staff.
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. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT permitted.
Items 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.
Items NOT Accepted: 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 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. Residents can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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