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Union County Hosts Free Recycling Events in September

Union County, NJ – As summer is winding down, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders continues to encourage recycling with several free events this September.

“Now that residents are returning home from their vacations and preparing to start the school year, these free events offer a convenient opportunity to dispose of unwanted household items in a manner that is secure and environmentally safe,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “By participating in countywide recycling initiatives, all Union County residents can do their part by practicing good environmental stewardship.”

Union County’s scrap metal recycling program continues in September. These events are held on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month. This month’s events will take place on Thursday, September 6 and Saturday, September 15.

Residents can drop off their materials for recycling at two different locations: the Emergency Services Building at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard in Cranford and the Park Service Yard at Rahway River Park. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Accepted items include old appliances, bicycles, air conditioners, microwaves and more.

Union County will host two mobile paper shredding events in September. The first event will take place on Thursday, September 13 at the Linden Recycling Center, located at 2 Donaldson Place. There will be a second event held on Friday, September 21 at the Westfield Memorial Pool at 713 Cumberland Street.

Both events will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. The events will end early if the shredding trucks reach capacity.

Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding weighing less than 10 pounds each.

As part of Union County’s recycling programs, the recycling events support the goals of Chairman Granados’s Moving Union County Forward “Plant a Seed” initiative for building participation in recycling countywide and engaging the public in conservation and environmental education.

The Freeholder Board is also encouraging all residents to sign up for “Recycle Coach,” a free app that makes it easier to stay up to date about countywide recycling information and municipal recycling schedules.

More information about the Recycle Coach app can be found at

For more details on all upcoming recycling events, visit or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities, visit The Green Connection at


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