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Recycle Household Scrap Metal Free of Charge on Saturday, April 16

scrap metal recycling flyerUnion County, NJ – April 14, 2022 – Union County residents seeking a convenient way to dispose of old or unwanted metal gutters, fencing, cabinets, lawn furniture, tools, appliances, cookware, wire hangers, and many other kinds of household scrap metal can bring them to a free drop-off site this Saturday, April 16.

The April 16 event is part of a monthly series of free drop-off events for scrap metal, hosted by Union County each year.

“Many different household metal products can be recycled instead of going into landfills and incinerators. We encourage all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to help conserve useful resources while removing unwanted items from their homes,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams.

Scrap metal drop-off will be accepted on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the following two locations:

  • Cranford:  Emergency Services Building, 151 Kenilworth Boulevard
  • Rahway: Rahway River Park (follow Park Drive to the service yard, across from the swimming pool)

Residents from any Union County municipality can bring their scrap metal to either of these two events.

For safety reasons, participants must remain in their vehicles.  Materials should be placed in trunk, cargo area or truck bed and be easily accessible for staff to remove.

The next free scrap metal drop-off events will take place on Thursday, May 5 and Saturday, May 21. For a complete schedule of the 2022 program visit

For more details about all Union County drop-off recycling programs, including free personal paper shredding and household hazardous waste disposal, visit the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning at

For additional questions and information about Union County’s recycling programs, use the online form at or call 908-654-9890.

Download the free Recycle Coach mobile app to stay up to date on local recycling programs tailored to the user’s home town. Recycle Coach also includes information on countywide programs.

Quick links to all environmental programs and activities hosted by Union County are available at The Green Connection,

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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