The Somerset County Recycling Division collects recycling in the Borough of Somerville.
Wheeled Recycling Totes
The county is gradually providing all residents with two 65-gallon totes (wheeled). Somerville residents east of Bridge Street have these totes and should contact Melissa Harvey, Recycling Manager, with questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Yellow-Lid Totes: Only glass, cans and bottles allowed
- Green-Lid Totes: Only paper and cardboard allowed
- Cardboard must be placed loosely inside the tote.
- Totes must be positioned with the metal horizontal grab bar facing the road.
- Totes must be spaced 2 ft+- apart and clear of any parked vehicles.
- No plastic bags. Please recycle them at local grocery or Target stores.
Residents who live west of Bridge Street are still using the blue 20-gallon buckets. Please contact the Somerville Department of Public Works for a replacement bucket.
Recycling is collected every other Wednesday. Please place buckets/totes out for collection the night before the pickup date.
- January 11, 25
- February 8, 22
- March 8, 22
- April 5, 19
- May 3, 17, 31
- June 14, 28
- July 12, 26
- August 9, 23
- September 6, 20
- October 4, 18
- November 1, 15, 29
- December 13, 27
Inclement Weather: If pickup is cancelled due to inclement weather, the next collection will be two weeks later on your regularly scheduled day. Sign up for weather-related alerts at www.co.somerset.nj.us/alerts.
Missed Pick-up: If your recycling was not picked up, please contact the Somerset County Curbside Operations Manager at email@example.com.
Recycling is collected weekly in the business district.
- Tuesday: Paper and cardboard.
- Thursday: Paper, cardboard and commingled items (includes glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminum cans).
Somerset County Recycling (Drop Off) Center
Address: 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (732) 469-3363
Hours: Open on the first Saturday of each month (second Saturday of the month due to holiday), 8 AM - Noon
Items to Bring to the Recycling Center
Newspaper, Magazines, Junk mail & other paper, Corrugated cardboard, Household batteries, Phone books, Glass bottles & jars, Plastic bottles (#1&2), Aluminum, steel & bi-metal cans, Textiles, Antifreeze, Scrap metal (anything made from metal except refrigerators or air conditioners), Used oil & oil filters, tires
Recycling Tips & Links
Electronic Waste: Somerset County residents can recycle electronics on designated Saturdays and weekdays. Electronics include: televisions, computers, monitors, desktop printers and desktop fax machines. Go to the county website for details.
Excess Cardboard: Please call the County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363 to make an appointment to drop-off large quantities of cardboard.
Hazardous Waste: The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.
Home Medical Waste: Medications should not be disposed of down the drain because wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds. County residents may dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at the Household Hazardous Waste events.
Household Batteries: Batteries should be recycled when they reach their end-of-life. For information about safe battery disposal, go to call2recyle.org.
Propane Cylinders (Coleman): Drop off at the Household Hazardous Waste events (see above).
Recycling Tonnage Grant Reporting: Please print this form and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tires: Residents can drop off up to 8 tires with or without rims at any one of the First Saturday of the Month events.
Recycle Coach is a free app that provides information about curbside recycling in Somerset County. For information about garbage collection, please refer to the borough's Garbage Collection Map.