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Free Recycling events coming up in June

Please note correction to the June 7th date.

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

Union County will host three (3) Mobile Paper Shredding Events in June.  The first is on Saturday, June 3rd at Union County College in Cranford located at 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.  On Wednesday, June 7th at Clark Public Works located at 315 Westfield Avenue and then on Saturday, June 17th at the Union County Vocational Technical School (Votech) located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.    All events 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.

On Saturday, June 10th, there will be a Household Hazardous Waste Program at Union County College in Cranford, located at 1033 Springfield Avenue.  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’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also continues in June.  The events are the first Thursday and Third Saturday of each month so Thursday, June 1st and Saturday, June 17th.

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 for more information or directions.