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Free Tire Drop-off Available to Somerset County Farmers, Residents November 15-19 in Hillsborough

Hillsborough - Somerset County residents and farmers will have an opportunity to remove unwanted tires from their property before winter snow and ice cover the ground.

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 15, through Friday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage.  The Garage is located at  410 Roycefield Rd.

The program is free and residents can drop off up to eight tires per household.  The drop-off program is funded through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Tires also can be dropped off 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. The next drop-off dates are Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.

Proper disposal of tires benefits communities.  Scrap tires can collect standing water and attract mosquitoes when the weather is warm, which may carry the West Nile virus, as well as cause tripping accidents when covered with snow.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Road Division at 908-541-5021 or roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us.