Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2017

Upcoming Recycling Events in Union County

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind you of several free recycling events coming up this month. 

Union County will host three Mobile Paper Shredding Events in April.  The first is  Saturday, April 1st at the Union County Vocational Technical School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, followed by Friday, April 7th in Warinanco Park in Roselle in the skating center parking lot and then on Friday, April 28th at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.  All events run from 9 am to 1 pm or until the truck(s) get filled.  Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding.

On Saturday, April 22rd, there will be a Household Hazardous Waste Program at the Union County Vo-Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  The event will be held from 9 am to 2pm.  Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints and deck stain. 

On Saturday, April 29rd, there will be a Computer and Electronics Recycling Event at the Union County Vo-Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  The event will be held from 9 am to 1pm.  Items for drop off include televisions, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines and DVD players. 

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also starts up again this month.  The events are the first Thursday and Third Saturday of each month so Thursday, April 6th and Saturday, April 22nd (this event was moved to the fourth Saturday due to the holiday).    There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway.  All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.

Please visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.

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