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Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ Paul Drake, Commissioner Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner


October 12, 2022

Somerset County to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event in Hillsborough on Oct. 15


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event (the last one in 2022) so residents can safely dispose of their harmful items. The drop-off event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Facility, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.


Residents Must Stay in Their Vehicles

Materials should be stored in residents’ trunks, cargo areas, or truck beds and items must be accessible to the staff, so they can easily remove items from their vehicles.

Proof of Residency

Residents must be prepared to show a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses and commercial vehicles are NOT allowed.

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste Items

Banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (five-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, oil and latex-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks, and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

Items Not Accepted

DO NOT drop off tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners, or dehumidifiers.

For more information about the types and quantities of materials accepted at the event, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, send an email to or visit

For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, email or visit

A complete list of recyclable items and recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, RX Medicine, E-waste and Tire disposal) is available at

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