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RECYCLING AND GARBAGE

RECYCLING
Recycling in the Borough of Far Hills is provided through Somerset County and is picked up every other Tuesday. Please refer to the Somerset County Recycling web page for the current schedule as well as information on how to properly recycle various materials.

An added feature is Recycle Coach - a free downloadable app which provides helpful tips about recycling, schedules and the ability to customize reminders.

In addition, helpful information is located here for Electronic Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste Days, First Saturday of the Month Drop-Offs, Prescription Drug Drop-Off

For your convenience, a Prescription Drug Drop-Off box is located in the lobby of the Far Hills Police Department. The KidCents Prescription Drug Drop-Off box allows you to dispose of unwanted or expired medications in a safe and secure manner.

GARBAGE REMOVAL 
The Borough of Far Hills does not provide garbage removal, this includes bulky waste. Residents are responsible for making arrangements through a private company independently.  
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SOMERSET COUNTY TO HOLD FIRST SATURDAY AND E-WASTE DROP-OFF EVENTS ON
JANUARY 8, 2022

Residents Can Clear Their Homes of Clutter for the New Year

Both recycling events are free and occur from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County  is hosting 2022’s initial First Saturday and E-Waste drop off events this Saturday, Jan. 8 in Bridgewater and Hillsborough. These two free monthly events allow residents to safely and ecologically dispose of certain items that should not be placed in household trash or curbside recycling.

FIRST SATURDAY
Residents can bring normal recycling items such as newspapers and junk mail, but also bring items that cannot be picked up by trash collectors or curbside recycling to the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

Accepting Donations at First Saturday of the Month: Help families in need by donating canned goods, which will be delivered to local food banks.

Social distancing is required: Residents should remain in their vehicles. Staff will be available at every station to help residents remove items.

Proof of residency is required: Residents must have a current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of their Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT permitted.

Items Accepted: Drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, and the usual curbside materials, including chipboard items, plastic bottles and containers marked #1 through #7. Chipboard items include gift, shoe, shirt- and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes without the plastic liners. Accepted also is poster board, backing from writing pads and empty dried-out steel paint cans.

Items NOT Accepted: Somerset County does NOT accept textiles at First Saturday of the Month drop-off. Residents should continue to recycle used textiles at any local charity donation bin. To learn more about First Saturday events, or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at 732-469-3363. View a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and more

ELECTRONIC WASTE DROP-OFF

 HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Dispose of items cluttering the home at the Electronic Waste Drop-off event to be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield RoadHillsborough, NJ 08844.

Social distancing is required: Residents should remain in their vehicles until otherwise instructed. Residents are required to remove items without assistance and place items on pallets as instructed by the staff.

Proof of residency is required: Residents must have a current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of their Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses or commercial vehicles are NOT permitted.

Items Accepted: Computers (desktops and laptops), monitors (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), televisions (cathode-ray tube and flat panel), copiers, digital cameras, DVD players, e-book readers, fax machines, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs), printers, stereos, radio equipment, VCRs, audiovisual equipment, typewriters, camcorders, telephones, cellular phones, circuit boards, modems, telephone mainframes, keyboards, mice, scanners, cables, wiring, power supplies, mainframe equipment and controllers.

Items NOT Accepted: Batteries are not accepted. Residents can recycle household hazardous waste, including lithium and rechargeable batteries at scheduled Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events.

For a complete list of items accepted at the Electronic Waste Drop-off, visit or contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7109. Residents can also send an email to solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us.

View a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, Rx medicine, E-waste) and more.

Use the free Recycle Coach app to get personalized and up-to-date recycling information. 

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