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County Hazardous Waste Drop-off Set

The next hazardous waste drop-off for Somerset County residents is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Branchburg Township Public Works garage, 34 Kenbury Rd. in the township.

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluids, brake fluids, wet cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, propane tanks, rechargeable and button cell batteries, and items containing mercury, including fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches, thermometers and thermostats, according to a press release about the event.

No registration is necessary, but proof of county residency will be required.

The final hazardous waste drop-off will be held in October in Hillsborough.

No tires, electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, smoke detectors, air conditioners or dehumidifiers are accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off events, according to the release.

For more information on types or quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031 or email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit the Somerset County website at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle for recycling programs and information.

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