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Union County Continues Free Scrap Metal Recycling Events, June 1 and June 17

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to bring old or unwanted metal items to Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program in June. Many different metal goods, from household appliances and cookware to sheds, fencing and gutters, are accepted at countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to November.

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“The scrap metal recycling program provides County residents with a free, convenient way to remove unwanted metal items from their house and yard, while also helping to raise the recycling rate in our community,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “The countywide program also fills a gap for municipalities that currently do not offer the service.”

Scrap metal will be accepted Thursday, June 1 and Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at two drop-off centers:

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

Scrap metal from residents in any Union County municipality may be brought to either of these sites.

These events are drive-in only and contact-free. Participants should remain in their vehicles while staff at the site unloads the items. To help the event run smoothly, please place items for drop-off in the trunk, cargo hold, or other easily accessible area of the vehicle.

The scrap metal recycling schedule runs each year from April to November. After the June events, the next drop-off dates are Thursday, July 6 and Saturday, July 15.

Experts from the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning are available to present recycling information to schools, community groups and other organizations. To schedule a program contact Heather Miara,

The free Recycle Coach mobile app provides a handy way to find out what items are included in curbside recycling programs and drop-off sites in Union County. The app provides up to date information on both countywide and local recycling programs.

For more information and updates on all Union County recycling programs and locations, visit the Bureau of Recycling and Planning website at

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

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

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