Union County’s 2021 Recycling Events are now posted.  Please download the Recycle Coach app and set reminders for upcoming events

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Mobile Paper
Shredding

Hours of Operation 9 am to 1 pm*
Please bring material in PAPER BAGS (if possible)
*Shredding Program will end prior to 1 pm in the event the shredding truck(s) reaches capacity

Previously shredded paper will not be accepted

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Rules to Remember

*Shredding Program will end prior to 1 pm in the event the shredding truck(s) reaches capacity

In an effort to accommodate all those wishing to participate, there is a limit of 4 bags or boxes per car weighing no more than 10lbs. each.

  1. Material should be brought in Paper Bags whenever possible (not leaf bags)
  2. PLEASE DO NOT BRING SHREDDED PAPER • NO WET PAPER
  3. This event is garbage-free: boxes and plastic bags will be returned
  4. Limit papers to confidential / sensitive materials only

Union County Residents Only • Please No Businesses

Saturday, March 27, 2021 – UNION COUNTY VO-TECH, SCOTCH PLAINS

GPS Address1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains 07076

From the Garden State Parkway South: Take the parkway to Exit 135, stay to the right down the exit ramp. This will be Central Ave. At the first light turn left onto Raritan Rd. (White Diamond is on the corner). At the 4th light, make a right onto Lake Ave. (Rotundo’s will be on the left) and continue over the bridge. At the third light, turn left onto Raritan Rd. Approximately ½ mile down Raritan Rd. on the left is the Union County Vo/Tech School.

From Rt. 22 East or West: Take the Terrill Road Exit. Continue on Terrill Rd. for a few miles, bearing left at the end where it becomes Raritan Rd. The Union County Vocational/Technical School is located on Raritan Rd. ¼ mile on your right. Enter the Vo/Tech driveway and bear right.

Sunday, March 28, 2021 – UNION COUNTY VO-TECH, SCOTCH PLAINS

GPS Address1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains 07076

From the Garden State Parkway South: Take the parkway to Exit 135, stay to the right down the exit ramp. This will be Central Ave. At the first light turn left onto Raritan Rd. (White Diamond is on the corner). At the 4th light, make a right onto Lake Ave. (Rotundo’s will be on the left) and continue over the bridge. At the third light, turn left onto Raritan Rd. Approximately ½ mile down Raritan Rd. on the left is the Union County Vo/Tech School.

From Rt. 22 East or West: Take the Terrill Road Exit. Continue on Terrill Rd. for a few miles, bearing left at the end where it becomes Raritan Rd. The Union County Vocational/Technical School is located on Raritan Rd. ¼ mile on your right. Enter the Vo/Tech driveway and bear right.

Friday, April 23, 2021 – CEDAR BROOK PARK, PLAINFIELD

GPS Address: Park Avenue, Plainfield

From Roselle / Linden / Rahway: Take St. George’s Avenue (Rt. 27) South.  Make a right onto W. Inman Avenue and follow entire length.  Make a left onto Old Raritan Rd. (Turns into Maple Avenue).  Make a right onto Park Avenue.    Cedar Brook Park entrance is on the left in approximately 1/2 mile.

From Cranford / Westfield / Scotch Plains: Take South Avenue toward Plainfield, passing Terrill Rd. and Leland Avenue.  Proceed .3 miles past Leland Ave. and make a left onto Woodland Ave.  In approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto South End Avenue.  Cross over Park Ave., directly into Cedar Brook Park.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 – NOKIA, NEW PROVIDENCE

GPS Address600 Mountain Avenue & Ryder Way, New Providence 07974

From Rt. 22 West: Traveling West into Scotch Plains take Exit for Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Berkeley Heights. & New Providence/Route 78 (2nd right after McDonalds, before Blue Star Shopping Center). At 1st light, turn right onto New Providence/Diamond Hill Rd. Continue straight for 3 lights. At 3rd light, make a right. Nokia parking lot site will be at  the 1st light on the right, across from Ryder Way.

Saturday, June 12, 2021 – UNION COUNTY COLLEGE, CRANFORD

GPS Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford 07016

From the Garden State Parkway: Take GSP to Exit 137. Bear Right onto Westfield Avenue (Route 28) which turns into North Ave. Just past second light make a right onto Springfield Ave. Union County College is ¾ of a mile on the left. Make a left into main parking lot and proceed to BACK parking lot.

From Route 22 (East or West): to Cranford/Westfield Exit (Springfield Avenue). Proceed towards Cranford. At fourth light, turn right onto Springfield Ave. The college is two blocks down on right hand side. Make a right into main parking lot and proceed to BACK parking lot.

Saturday, June 26, 2021– UNION COUNTY VO-TECH, SCOTCH PLAINS

GPS Address1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains 07076

From the Garden State Parkway South: Take the parkway to Exit 135, stay to the right down the exit ramp. This will be Central Ave. At the first light turn left onto Raritan Rd. (White Diamond is on the corner). At the 4th light, make a right onto Lake Ave. (Rotundo’s will be on the left) and continue over the bridge. At the third light, turn left onto Raritan Rd. Approximately ½ mile down Raritan Rd. on the left is the Union County Vo/Tech School.

From Rt. 22 East or West: Take the Terrill Road Exit. Continue on Terrill Rd. for a few miles, bearing left at the end where it becomes Raritan Rd. The Union County Vocational/Technical School is located on Raritan Rd. ¼ mile on your right. Enter the Vo/Tech driveway and bear right.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – RAHWAY PARK, RAHWAY

From Roselle/Linden area: Take St. Georges Avenue (Route 27) into Rahway. Entrance to the Park is on the right between Scott Ave. and W. Grand Ave.. Follow signs once in the Park.

From Parkway South: Exit 135, bear left off exit ramp onto traffic circle. Go under Parkway and take 2nd exit ramp off of circle onto Valley Road. Follow through one light and continue straight. Turn right into Rahway Park. Follow signs.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 – KEAN UNIVERSITY, UNION

GPS Address1000 Morris Avenue, Union, 07083

From the Garden State Parkway Northbound: Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 140, keep right and follow signs for Route 82 East towards Elizabeth (Morris Avenue East). Stay on Morris Avenue (Route 82 East) and Kean University Campus will be 2 miles down on your right.

Southbound: Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 140-A onto Route 22 West. Keep right and follow signs to Elizabeth (Route 82 East). Turn right on Morris Avenue (Route 82 East). Stay on Morris Avenue (Route 82 East ) and Kean University Campus will be 2 miles down on your right.

Saturday, September 18, 2021 – UNION COUNTY COLLEGE, CRANFORD

GPS Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford 07016

From the Garden State Parkway: Take GSP to Exit 137. Bear Right onto Westfield Avenue (Route 28) which turns into North Ave. Just past second light make a right onto Springfield Ave. Union County College is ¾ of a mile on the left. Make a left into main parking lot and proceed to BACK parking lot.

From Route 22 (East or West): to Cranford/Westfield Exit (Springfield Avenue). Proceed towards Cranford. At fourth light, turn right onto Springfield Ave. The college is two blocks down on right hand side. Make a right into main parking lot and proceed to BACK parking lot.

Friday, September 24, 2021 – WESTFIELD MEMORIAL POOL, WESTFIELD

GPS Address: 713 Cumberland Street, Westfield 07090

From North Avenue: Make left onto Broad St. towards traffic circle. Make first right onto South Ave. Turn left at next light onto West Broad Street. Take West Broad for .5 miles. Pool entrance will be on right hand side.

From the Garden State Parkway South: Take the parkway to Exit 135, stay to the right down the exit ramp. This will be Central Ave. At the first light turn left onto Raritan Rd. At the 4th light, make a right onto Lake Ave. At 6th light, turn right onto West Broad Street. Pool entrance will be on your left.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 – UNION COUNTY V0-TECH, SCOTCH PLAINS

GPS Address1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains 07076

From the Garden State Parkway South: Take the parkway to Exit 135, stay to the right down the exit ramp. This will be Central Ave. At the first light turn left onto Raritan Rd. (White Diamond is on the corner). At the 4th light, make a right onto Lake Ave. (Rotundo’s will be on the left) and continue over the bridge. At the third light, turn left onto Raritan Rd. Approximately ½ mile down Raritan Rd. on the left is the Union County Vo/Tech School.

From Rt. 22 East or West: Take the Terrill Road Exit. Continue on Terrill Rd. for a few miles, bearing left at the end where it becomes Raritan Rd. The Union County Vocational/Technical School is located on Raritan Rd. ¼ mile on your right. Enter the Vo/Tech driveway and bear right.

Saturday, October 30, 2021 – NOKIA, NEW PROVIDENCE

GPS Address600 Mountain Avenue & Ryder Way, New Providence 07974

From Rt. 22 West: Traveling West into Scotch Plains take Exit for Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Berkeley Heights. & New Providence/Route 78 (2nd right after McDonalds, before Blue Star Shopping Center). At 1st light, turn right onto New Providence/Diamond Hill Rd. Continue straight for 3 lights. At 3rd light, make a right. Nokia parking lot site will be at  the 1st light on the right, across from Ryder Way.

In an effort to accommodate all those wishing to participate, there is a limit of 4 bags or boxes per car weighing no more than 10lbs. each.

  1. Material should be brought in Paper Bags whenever possible
  2. This event is garbage-free: boxes and plastic bags will be returned
  3. NO wet or damp paper! No Plastic Ring Binders or Clips
  4. Limit papers to confidential / sensitive materials only