News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul M. Drake, Commissioner Ÿ Douglas Singleterry, Commissioner

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2024

Somerset County to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Event in Warren on April 20


WARREN, NJ  The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding its free drop-off event for residents to safely dispose of their harmful household hazardous waste items. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren Township Public Works Garage, located on 1 Bardy Road, Warren, NJ 07059.


Drop-Off Guidelines

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

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste Items

Auto products (ten-gallon maximum) including motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. Banned or outdated pesticides, wet-cell car batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches,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 air conditioners and dehumidifiers, electronics (computers and televisions), gas cylinders, infectious waste, latex-based paint containers, smoke detectors.

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

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