BRIDGEWATER – Somerset County Recycling is having another First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event on Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
“Residents can take this opportunity to recycle unwanted items that are accumulating in their homes,” said Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison. “Recycling is vitally important for conserving our resources and to protect the environment for future generations.”
Social distancing is required: Residents must wear facial coverings and gloves. Only one occupant per vehicle is permitted. Occupants should remain in their vehicles, but staff will be available at every station to help residents remove their items.
Proof of residency is required: Attendees should have a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.Drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and the usual curbside materials, including chipboard items, plastic bottles and containers marked #1 through #7. Chipboard items include gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, and cake and cracker boxes without the plastic liners. Accepted also is poster board, greeting cards, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans.
Somerset County does not accept textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-offs. Residents should continue to recycle used textiles at any local charity donation bin.
Donate canned goods and non-perishable food at First Saturday to help residents who have been affected by COVID-19.
For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle. To learn more about First Saturday events, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/1stSat or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363.