The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding its free drop-off events for residents to safely dispose of their harmful household hazardous waste items. The event will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, located at 277 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Social Distancing Guidelines – Residents must stay in their vehicles. Materials should be stored in residents’ trunks, cargo areas, or truck beds and items must be accessible to the staff, so they can easily remove items from their vehicles.
Proof of Residency – Residents must be prepared to show a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT allowed.
Accepted Hazardous Waste Items – Banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (five-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.
Items Not Accepted – Do not drop off tires, or electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, or latex-based paint.
For more information about the types and quantities of materials that will be accepted at the event, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, send an email to solidwaste∂co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW.
For more information about recycling electronics, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109, email solidwaste∂co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/e-waste.