First Saturday Recycling Drop-off Day

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Monthly on the first Saturday at 8:00am for 12 times


First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle tires, scrap metal, and their usual curbside items in one fell swoop.  They also enable residents to help people in the community who are less fortunate by donating food items for a local food bank.

Following is a listing of dates, location, and times for 2024:

  • 1st Saturday drop-offs:  8a.m. to 2 p.m. at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807    

    Occupants should remain in their vehicles at all times. Recycling employees remove the material from the vehicles.

    • January 6, 2024
    • February 3, 2024
    • March 2, 2024
    • April 6, 2024
    • May 4, 2024
    • June 1, 2024
    • July 6, 2024
    • August 3, 2024  
    • September 7, 2024
    • October 5, 2024
    • November 2, 2024
    • December 7, 2024


Textiles are not accepted at the First Saturday of the Month drop-off.  Please continue to recycle your used textiles at any local charity donation bin. 

Proof of Somerset County residency is required (current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address).  Pre-registration is not required.  No businesses allowed.  No commercial vehicles are permitted at the First Saturday of the Month drop-off events.  For information, call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

The following are accepted:

  • antifreeze
  • microwave ovens
  • scrap metal
  • tires - up to eight passenger tires – with or without rims
  • used motor oil & filters
  • usual curbside materials
    (newspapers; magazines; junk mail and other paper; corrugated cardboard; phone books; glass bottles; aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans), including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7.  (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, greeting cards, backing from writing pads, and empty, dried-out steel paint cans are accepted.)



Residents wishing to help the needy during these difficult economic times can bring canned goods and non-perishable food donations to ‘First Saturday of the Month’ drop-off events or they can put out canned goods in a plastic bag on their usual recycling pickup dates. Items are delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  Perishable items and foods in glass containers are not accepted.


  • NO refrigerators, air-conditioners or dehumidifiers.
  • NO textiles - Recycle your used textiles at any local charity donation bin.
  • NO hazardous waste - Visit our page on hazardous waste
  • NO electronics - Visit our page on recycling electronics 

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Skillman, NJ 08558
(609) 466-3023

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