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Yard Waste
     136 Foothill Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
     M-F 7:30 am  3:45 pm - Sat: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Bulky Trash
   Electronics (
   8 AM - 3 PM
   411 Chimney Rock Road, Building A Bound Brook, NJ
  Electronics - Newtech Recycling (732) 564 3110
      600A Apgar Drive, Somerset, NJ -

 Somerset County:
   Lisa Krueger  908.231.7020
   Malissa Harvey - Recycling coordinator 	908-231-7109
    List by type
    How to Guide
    Home pickup Schedule
1st Saturday
   1st Saturday drop-off oil, tires, metal, microwave, paper, plastic
     40 Polhemus Ln, Bridgewater, NJ   8 AM - 2 PM
  Hazardous waste 5 locations 1/yr each.
  Division of Solid Waste 
Management at or (908) 231-7681. 

 Nadine Belnay, Township Recycling Coordinator,
      (908) 725-6300 X-255
  Tyson Murdock, Public Works (908) 725-6300 Ext. 6013  
J H Reid On Site Recycling - Tree parts (732) 302-9025 172 Baekeland Ave # B, Middlesex, Klein Recycling Scrap Metal - 908 722-2288 - 2156 Camplain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ
Population: 42,940
Growth 1990-2000: 32%
Housing Units: 15,879 Land Area: 32.68 sq. mi.
Type of Government: Mayor/Council

An area called The Raritan River Lots was purchased from the Lenni-Lenape Indians as part of four land titles in 1661. The division and sale marked the end of the history of local Indians. These lots fronted on the river and ran north in long strips. In 1705 Robert Bolmer settled in the Valley and in 1739 built a house at the intersection Bolmer Farm Road and West Circle Drive. In 1723 Fulkert Sebring built a house on the south side of Washington Valley Road east of Chimney Rock Road. In 1727 the Perrine home on Vosseller Avenue was built.

Bridgewater Township was formed by Royal Charter by King George II of England on April 4, 1749. The township was also the scene of two American military encampments during the Revolutionary War. The first was in 1777 and lasted 35 days and the second was in 1778-79 when Washington and his troops made winter camp at what today is called the Middlebrook Encampment. Formerly 55 square miles, Bridgewater originally covered parts of Warren, Branchburg and all of what is now Somerville, Bound Brook and Raritan. --- A charter from King George II created Bridgewater on April 4, 1749. This grant included Branchburg, Bound Brook and Raritan, and parts of Warren and Green Brook. The description of the northern boundary is still being reinterpreted today. ---

Regional School Board (for Bridgewater and Raritan): (908) 685-2777.
Meeting: Fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Governing Body: Mayor: Patricia Flannery; Council
Meeting: First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
See Governmenet Officials Page

Library North Bridge Street and Vogt Drive, (P.O. Box 6700), (908) 526-4016

Money Magazine ranks Bridgewater 15th among 26 Eastern U.S. towns with populations under 100,000. Major reasons were the very high ranking for low crime (top 5 percent) and student-teacher ratios (top 3 percent).

But where does Money Magazine rank Bridgewater on environmental issues? In the lower 50 percent. Most telling is Bridgewater's rank in the cost of automobile insurance, the bottom 5 percent.

Weather Chnl: Daily, Hourly, AccuWeather
Averages for Bridgewater Martinsville
Examples of heat index for hot days

Roadside Farm Stands:
Marion Farm, 3281 Valley Road, (908) 626-9333
Open: Daily, March to December, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roadside market: Most fruits and vegetables

Dutch Hollow Farm Stand, 895 Meadow Road, (908) 725-3049,
Open: May to Halloween, Tuesday to Friday noon to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Roadside market: Sweet sorn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, apples, pumpkins
Pick your own: Flowers

Melick's Town Farm, 351 Route 28, (908) 572-0225,
Open: July to October, daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roadside market: Apples, blueberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, zucchini,
Also available: Cider, doughnuts, Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, honey, jams/jellies, pies, plants, straw, hay

English Farm, 3625 Valley Road, (908) 647-3420,
Open: July 1 to Oct. 31, Daily 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Roadside market: Vegetables: tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, beets, cucumbers, corn, potatoes okra, swiss chard, hot peppers, herbs, pumpkins, gourds, fruits

Bardy Farms And Greenhouses, 149 Washington Valley Road, (732) 356-4244,
Open: Daily, year-round, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roadside market: Fresh fruits and vegetables, pumpkins
Also available: Homemade pies and breads, dairy products, international cheeses, annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, mums, Christmas trees, wreaths, lights, fruit baskets, fresh-cut flowers, gourmet jams, gourmet foods, lawn and garden supplies (including pottery, fountains, furniture, wild birdseed and feeders)

Emergency Medical Services See Medical Services page

Entertainment: Commerce Ball Park - Somerset Patriots

Citizens Groups: See Contacts at bridgewater_nj


See Bridgewater NJ Environmental Issues

Other Links:
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Bridgewater Fire District Map

last updated 21 July 2004