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Union County Residents Can Recycle Scrap Metal this Week

Union County, NJ — Union County’s free recycling programs continue in November with two opportunities to drop off scrap metal, in Cranford and Kenilworth. These are countywide programs sponsored by the Freeholder Board, and all residents are invited to participate at any location.

“Every year, thousands of Union County residents pitch in to help the environment through our free recycling events, and on behalf of the Freeholder Board I would like to thank everyone for another successful season,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Union County’s scrap metal recycling program will be available on from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 and Saturday, November 21, in Cranford at the Emergency Services building at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard, and in Rahway at the Park Service Yard in Rahway River Park.

Residents may bring a wide variety of metal goods for recycling including metal fencing, gutters, tire rims, cabinets, lawn furniture, bicycles, kitchen appliances (with doors removed), and much more. Please note that electronic goods are not accepted, and should be brought to a municipal electronics recycling program in the resident’s home town.

For everyone’s safety, be advised that all participants for all events must wear face coverings, keep their windows closed and remain in their vehicles at all times. Materials should be placed in trunk, cargo area or truck bed, easily accessible to staff, for safe no-contact removal from vehicle.

For more details about scrap metal recycling and other Union County recycling programs in November, visit

November marks the end of the 2020 season for Union County’s regular schedule of free recycling events and programs. The schedule will resume in April 2021. Download the free Recycle Coach app for mobile devices to receive up-to-date information on both municipal and countywide recycling programs.

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

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, visit General information about COVID-19 and updates on statewide vaccine planning are available through the New Jersey Department of Health at


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