Household Hazardous Waste

Union County’s 2022 Recycling Events are now posted.  Please download the Recycle Coach app and set reminders for upcoming events

All events run from 9 am to 2 pm. Latex Paint is not accepted! Directions on bottom of page.

Day of WeekDateMunicipalityLocationLocation AddressLocation Specific Instructions
Saturday4/9/2022CranfordUnion County College1033 Springfield AvenueParking Lots 5A and 5B
Saturday6/4/2022UnionKean University1000 Morris AvenueKean Hall Parking Lot
Sunday8/7/2022Scotch PlainsUnion County Vo-Tech1776 Raritan RoadWest Hall/ Police Academy Parking Lot
Saturday9/10/2022CranfordUnion County College1033 Springfield AvenueParking Lots 5A and 5B
Saturday10/22/2022Scotch PlainsUnion County Vo-Tech1776 Raritan RoadWest Hall/ Police Academy Parking Lot

Materials Accepted for Safe and Proper Disposal

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Caustics
  • Corrosives & cleaners
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (unbroken)
  • Gasoline
  • Mercury Switches
  • Motor Oil & Oil Filters
  • Oil Based Paints/Varnishes
  • Pesticides & herbicides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Thermostats

Please Note

Latex (water-based) paint will not be accepted!

What not to bring:

  • Water-Based Paints
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Unknown/Unlabeled containers  
  • Empty Containers
  • Containers larger than 5 Gallons

Unknown, or unidentified materials, explosives, radioactive materials and PCB’s will not be accepted. Only material in original or labeled containers will be accepted. No containers larger than five (5) gallons.

Recycle Tires

Limit 8 automobile tires per household. Please no rims.

Fluorescent Tube Recycling Program (no CFL bulbs)

Free recycling of 4′ and 8′ tubes is also available at many municipal drop off locations. Please refer to this website on dates, times and locations. Limit of 12 bulbs.