Upcoming Activities

Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling https://wp.me/p4sLwl-iwW

Union County Steps Up Styrofoam Recycling Efforts https://wp.me/p4sLwl-ihe

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program  https://wp.me/p4sLwl-irp

Celebrate the Environmental Heroes of Your Community this Spring https://wp.me/p4sLwl-iwj

Spot the New Falcon in Town on the Falcon Cam https://wp.me/p4sLwl-ir9

Special Recognition for 30 Big Trees in Union County (Join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County) https://wp.me/p4sLwl-ig7

Did you know…?

Rivers and streams are a major source of ocean plastic pollution.

Windblown trash and debris from storm runoff collects in local waterways. It drifts downstream to the ocean.

Act locally:

When visiting public parks, always deposit trash in a secure container where it can’t be disturbed by wind or wildlife.

If necessary, carry trash out and deposit or recycle it at home.

Keep up with the latest updates on local recycling programs by downloading the free Recycle Coach app.

Join the hundreds of Union County Adopt-a-Park/Adopt a Trail volunteers who help keep our parks clean every year.

Help globally:

Carry a reusable water bottle.

Pack lunch and snacks in re-usable  containers.

Bring your own cup to your favorite coffee shop.

Take your own bags to the supermarket.

Success Story:

A group of intrepid Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers recently cleared a “plastic jam” of litter and debris from the Rahway River in Union County’s Nomahegan Park. The volunteers collected hundreds of plastic items from the water and the nearby river banks, with an assist from two kayaks on loan from a helpful passer-by.

More tips on reducing waterborne trash: Trash Free Waters by US EPA.