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Last Hazardous Waste Drop-off Date in Somerset County - 10/16

The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event (the last one in 2021). Residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Residents must stay in their vehicles and wear masks. 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 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.

Household Hazardous Waste Items that Will Be Accepted

Banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (five-gallon maximum), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent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 or visit