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9/1/2015 - Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Sept. 12

 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Sept. 12?

BRANCHBURG – Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh, recycling liaison, invites Somerset County residents to take advantage of the next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off (HHW) event to get rid of hazardous items that cannot go in the trash.

The next scheduled free drop-off for Somerset County residents and farmers is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 the Branchburg Township Public Works Garage, located at 34 Kenbury Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876.

The final Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event for 2015 will be held Oct. 24 in Hillsborough. No registration is necessary, but proof of Somerset County residency is required.

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluids, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, helium balloon tanks, propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

In June, 571 county residents dropped off approximately 59,900 pounds of hazardous materials for proper disposal. In addition, 220 gallons of used motor oil, 110 gallons of antifreeze, 45 propane tanks and 50 wet-cell batteries were collected and recycled.

For more information on types or quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031, email or visit the Somerset County website at for recycling programs and information.

No tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners or dehumidifiers are accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off events.

Residents can dispose of tires each month at First Saturday of the Month drop-off events. All First Saturday drop-off events are held at the Somerset County Recycling Center in Bridgewater. For more information, call the Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

Effective Sept. 1, 2015, locations to recycle consumer electronic waste (e-waste) in Somerset County will change.

For the convenience of residents, locations in the northern and southern portion of the county will be available to recycle e-waste, Monday through Friday.

For more information visit or call
908-231-7681 or email

Following is the schedule of days, locations and times for 2015 Saturday and weekday recycling under the revised Somerset County Electronic Waste Program:

Saturday drop-offs will be Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
Weekday drop-offs will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road, Building B, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

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