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11/3/2015 - Free Tire Drop-off for Somerset County Farmers, Residents
HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh, recycling liaison, encourages residents and farmers to take advantage of an opportunity to dispose of unwanted tires from their property. Up to eight tires per household can be dropped off.

The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is partnering with the county Road Department to collect old scrap tires, with or without rims, Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage. The Garage is located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Proper disposal of tires benefits communities. Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes in warm weather, which may carry the West Nile virus. In the autumn and winter they present a tripping hazard when covered with leaves or snow.

Tires also can be dropped off during the year at the county Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the First Saturday of the Month drop-off program. Upcoming drop-off dates are Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

The tire drop-off program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
For more information, contact the Somerset County Road Division at (908) 541-5021 or

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