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
September 10, 2021
Somerset County to Hold First Saturday and E-Waste Drop-Off Events on Sept. 11
Residents Can Donate Food and School Supplies
BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, and more at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off to be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 (occurring on the second Saturday of the month due to Labor Day) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
Accepting Donations at First Saturday of the Month: Help families in-need by donating canned goods, which will be delivered to local food banks, and/or donate new and gently-used school supplies for Project First Class. Sept. 11 is the last day that school supply donations will be accepted.
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, cake and cracker boxes without the plastic liners. Accepted also is posterboard, backing from writing pads and empty dried-out steel paint cans.
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 – Dispose of items cluttering the home at the Electronic Waste Drop-off event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 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, audiovisual 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.
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
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