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
June 16, 2021
Somerset County to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event
Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
Social Distancing Guidelines
Residents must wear masks. 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 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 or commercial vehicles are NOT allowed.
Household Hazardous Waste Accepted
Banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (five-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent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-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.
Items Not Accepted
DO NOT drop off tires, or electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, or latex-based paint.
For more information about the types and quantities of materials that will be accepted at the event, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW.
For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, email email@example.com or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/e-waste.
A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, RX, E-waste and Tire disposal) is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle.
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