Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30


379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Annual Clean Up Drop Off Program

The Annual Clean-Up Program takes place at the Auten Road Site which is located at 280 Auten Road, opposite the Auten Road School, next to the Railroad Tracks.  The free program is offered to residents to allow them to dispose of unwanted items. Residents wishing to participate in any of the Department of Public Works programs must first sign up for the Public Works Membership Program.

Seniors may participate in either the Bulk Drop off Program OR Senior Curbside program, not both.

Registrations for 2024 Annual Clean Up Drop Off Program will begin March 1, 2024. Please sign up through Community Pass on or after 3/1/24 to register for 2024 dates.

Bulk/Brush Drop Off
residents are entitled to one (1) Bulk/Brush Drop Off registration per year, per household.  This program allows residents to dispose of items such as: old furniture, toys, rugs, appliances, bicycles, hot water tanks, old furnaces, etc., as well as yard clean-up brush. 

Brush ONLY residents are entitled to two (2) Brush ONLY registrations per year, per household. This program allows residents the opportunity to dispose of yard clean-up brush.  

Residents ultimately have three (3) opportunities afforded to them during the year to drop off brush when taking advantage of both programs.

IMPORTANT!! If you are unable to keep your registered date you are required to contact the Public Works Office no later than 3pm on the Friday before the event to cancel your registration.  Failure to do so will forfeit your registration to this program for the year and not allow you to enroll in a different date.  To reach us either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 908-369-4313, prompt 6.

The gate attendant will have a list of registered members for each date to verify your registration. Please have a copy of your receipt or your driver's license handy if you are asked for it. 

2024 Drop Off Dates
7 am - 3 pm
The schedule for 2024 is as follows:

The Schedule for 2024 is as follows:

April 6 and 27

May 4 and 18*

June 1 and 29

July 13* and 27

August 3 and 24

September 7* and 28

October 5 and 26

*due to Holiday weekend


  • Hillsborough Township Residents Only 
  • Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis and you are encouraged to register early
  • If you need to reschedule your date you must contact the office to refund your registration in order to register for another date. Failure to do so before the date of the event will forfeit your registration
  • Each resident participating in the program must check-in at the gate upon entry
  • Registration may not be transferred to another person or household
  • The drop off site is open rain or shine
  • Small trailers can be used (2000 lbs. G.V.W. Maximum)
  • No vehicles over 6,700 lbs. G.V.W.
  • No hazardous/toxic materials (pesticides/chemicals/herbicides/ creosote)
  • No recyclables (cardboard/plastic)
  • No motor oil
  • No batteries/tires/vehicle parts
  • No propane tanks
  • No concrete/blacktop/bricks/pavers
  • No lumber over 6 feet long and no renovation materials
  • No tree stumps or logs over 8 inches in diameter
  • No electronics will be accepted (faxes, TVs/computers/monitors, etc.)
  • No paint
  • Freon must be removed from all appliances

For more information on recycling programs, please visit the Recycling page or contact Somerset County Recycling.