‘First Saturday’ Drop-off, E-Waste Recycling on Tap

The county’s First Saturday drop-off of clean textiles, tires and usual curbside items is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Somerset County Recycling Center, 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater.

County residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7, according to a release about the program. Chipboard includes gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes, without the plastic liners.  Also poster board, backing from writing pads and empty, dried-out steel paint cans are accepted.

No hazardous waste materials will be accepted.

For a complete listing of recyclable items, visit the center’s Web site.

Also on Oct. 5, residents who have consumer electronics needing to be recycled can do so from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newtech Recycling, 600A Apgar Drive, Somerset.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site.

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