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



July 8, 2021

Somerset County to Hold First Saturday and E-Waste Drop-Off Events on July 10

Residents Can Donate Non-Perishable Food at First Saturdays


BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Recycle newspapers, magazines junk mail and more at the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off on Saturday, July 10

(will be held on the second Saturday of the month due to Independence Day) 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 a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses and commercial vehicles are NOT 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. 

To learn more about First Saturday events, visit  or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363. For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more visit

Electronic Waste Drop-Off


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –  The Somerset County Electronic Waste Drop-off event will be held on Saturday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield RoadHillsborough, 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 allowed.

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.


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  or contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at

908-231-7109, email

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

Use the free Recycle Coach app to get personalized and up-to-date recycling information. To download the app, visit

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