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Two Recycling Drop-off Events in May, Holiday Schedule

Post Date:04/21/2017 12:06 PM

‘First Saturday of the Month’ Drop-off in Bridgewater on May 6

BRIDGEWATER - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, recycling liaison, invites residents to take advantage of the next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater 08807.  

First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires, clean textiles and usual curbside items in one fell swoop.  They also enable residents to help people in the community who are less fortunate by donating food items for a local food bank.

As part of the program, residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7.  Chipboard includes gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes, without the plastic liners.  Also poster board, greeting cards, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans are accepted.

No refrigerators, air conditioners or dehumidifiers should be brought to First Saturday drop-offs.

Clean, dry textiles also may be recycled at scheduled Saturday drop-off events.  Textiles include drapes, curtains, sheets, towels, belts, handbags, shoes (pairs), clean cloth and small stuffed animals. Textiles only are accepted in plastic bags.

 Residents wishing to help the needy during these difficult economic times can bring canned goods and non-perishable food donations to First Saturday of the Month drop-off events or they can put out canned goods in a plastic bag on their usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Perishable items and foods in glass containers are not accepted.

Following are upcoming First Saturday of the Month drop-off dates: May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 9 (due to the Labor Day holiday), Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste are not accepted at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events at the Recycling Center in Bridgewater.  Residents can recycle household hazardous waste at any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events held at different locations around the county.  Electronics can be dropped off free of charge on certain Saturdays in Hillsborough and weekdays at a Bridgewater and Hillsborough location, for the convenience of residents.  

For more information about recycling electronics, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/e-waste, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us. For information about Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle or by calling the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

To stay up to date with Somerset County events and information, sign up for free email alerts at www.co.somerset.nj.us/subscribe  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Drop-Off Electronic Waste May 6 in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patrick Scaglione, recycling liaison, invites residents to take advantage of the next Saturday electronic waste drop-off event, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough 08844.

Residents can declutter their homes of the many electronic items that tend to accumulate free of charge at scheduled Saturday and weekday drop-off opportunities.

Following is a listing of upcoming days, locations and times to drop off electronics:

  •  Saturday drop-offs:  8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 on May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 9 (due to the Labor Day holiday), Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.
  • Weekday drop-offs:  Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road - north of Route 22 - Building B, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. 

The following materials are 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: Household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C and 9 volt) may be disposed in the regular trash. Lithium and rechargeable batteries can be brought to any of the five scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events. For information, go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031 or email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us

For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021, email roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/e-waste.

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events and much more is available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle or by calling the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

To stay up to date with Somerset County events and information, sign up for free email alerts at www.co.somerset.nj.us/subscribe  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Recycling Pick-up Date Adjusted for Memorial Day

BRIDGEWATER - The Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Curbside collection for residents of the following locations will be Tuesday, May 30: Bernards Township and parts of Franklin Township - the Society Hill I and II, Whitehall Manor, and Beacon Hill developments - and the surrounding areas of Beacon Hill.

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and much more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

To stay up to date with Somerset County events and information, sign up for free email alerts at www.co.somerset.nj.us/subscribe or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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