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FAQ Topic: Trash & recycling

Where can I donate unwanted items?

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a list of organizations that are looking for donations of appliances, reusable shopping bags, furniture, clothing and many other household items.

What items can be recycled?

Go to the county website for information about common recyclables, including cardboard boxes, cans, glass and plastic bottles.  

Who do I call when my garbage has not been picked up?

If your garbage was not picked up on it’s scheduled day, it might be because: Container weighed over 35 lbs More than 4 containers were placed at the curb Leaves, branches, or yard waste were in the container Recyclable materials were in the container It’s a holiday Poor weather conditions To report that your garbage … Continued

How do I find my trash and recycling pickup day?

Garbage Pickup: View this map┬áto find out what day of the week is your garbage collection day. Recycling Pickup: Review the recycling schedule or download the county’s RecycleCoach app.  

How do I dispose of paints and chemicals?

To dispose of latex paint Mix equal parts kitty litter with old latex paint Wait for the kitty litter to absorb the paint Place the can of dried paint in the regular trash The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that … Continued

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