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Union County Recycling Events Coming Up In May

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

On Sunday, May 7th, there will be a Household Hazardous Waste Program at the Springfield Pool, located at 44 Morrison Road in Springfield. The event will be held from 9 am to 2pm. Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints, deck stain, fluorescent bulbs and propane tanks.

Union County will host a Mobile Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, May 20th at Nokia located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. The event will 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.

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also continues in May. The events are the first Thursday and Third Saturday of each month so Thursday, May 4th and Saturday, May 20th.

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.

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