The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents and farmers a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This drop-off opportunity is for residents only.
Five events are held annually at various locations around the county from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enable residents to take advantage of the program. Proof of Somerset County residency is required; (current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Pre-registration is not required. No businesses allowed. Adherence to social distancing guidelines is required. Residents must wear gloves and facial coverings, stay in their vehicles with the windows rolled up and store hazardous materials in trunks, cargo areas or truck beds.
Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), used oil filters, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, mercury, fire extinguishers, used cooking oil, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, barbecue propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.
No tires, electronic waste (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke alarms, unknown or unidentified material, 55 gallon drums, dioxins, PCBs, carbon monoxide detectors, explosives, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any items that contain a refrigerant, Pentachlorophenol and 2, 4, 5-TP (Silvex), are accepted. No commercial vehicles are allowed.