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Electronic Waste Recycling Locations in Somerset County to Change, Effective Sept. 1

Starting Sept. 1, 2015, locations to recycle consumer electronic waste (e-waste), free of charge, 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.

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.

The following materials will be accepted: computers (desktops and laptops), monitors (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), televisions (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), copiers, digital cameras, DVD players, e-book readers, fax machines, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs), printers, stereos, radio equipment, VCRs, audio visual equipment, typewriters,  camcorders, telephones, cellular phones, circuit boards, modems, telephone mainframes, keyboards, mice, scanners, cables, wiring, power supplies, mainframe equipment and controllers.

NO batteries will be accepted.  Household batteries may be disposed in the regular trash. 

Lithium and rechargeable batteries can be brought to scheduled Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off events.  Upcoming HHW events in 2015 are scheduled for Sept. 12 in Branchburg and Oct. 24 in Hillsborough.

The changes in electronic waste recycling are due to market changes, instability with regard to the continuation of manufacturer agreements and pending law modifications.

For more information, contact Diana Vigilante, solid waste management manager, at 908-231-7681 or Vigilant@co.somerset.nj.us or Melissa Harvey, recycling coordinator, at 908-231-7109 or Harvey@co.somerset.nj.us