Departments & Services
Bernards Township Residents
Federal, State, and local regulations concerning used fluorescent
lighting have escalated greatly. Much of today's lighting contains
hazardous materials such as mercury, lead or PCBs. When these materials
are released into the air or water it causes health concerns as
well as harming the environment. It is important to keep these
out of the waste stream.
In response to this, Bernards Township has developed a recycling
program for this purpose. The Department of Public Works located
at 277 South Maple Avenue is now accepting fluorescent bulbs for
recycling on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am - 2:00 am. This
is for residents only and I.D. is required. No businesses allowed.
If you are a business and need guidance for a recycler of bulbs,
please call (908) 204-2512 for more information.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Many of you may not be aware that certain consumer electronics
and fluorescent bulbs contain heavy metals, mercury and others
materials that are considered hazardous. These items must be properly
disposed of according to Hazardous Waste or Universal Waste regulations.
Bethlehem Lamp Recycling
935 Bethlehem Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Clean Harbors Env. Services
41 Tomkins Point Road
Bulbs & Computers
45 Executive Drive
Edison, NJ 08817
2591 Mitchell Ave.
Veolia Env. Services
1453 Pinewood Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(800) 478- 6055
The NJDEP maintains a complete list of approved facilities. Contact
NJDEP at 609-984-6650 or visit their website at www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/lrm/uwrcompu.htm
for names of additional approved facilities. Please call ahead
for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items as well as pricing.
Somerset County has adopted amendments to the solid waste
management plan that will require commercial, retail, wholesale,
restaurants, taverns, schools, institutions, warehouses, construction
sites, factories, and offices buildings to recycle Mercury Containing
Devices and Used Consumer Electronics. These mandates were approved
by NJDEP and became effective May 23, 2007.