Scrap Metal

Union County’s 2024 Recycling Events are now posted.  Please download the Recycle Coach app and set reminders for upcoming events


Visit any of these two locations for the dates below
  • Rahway River Park in Rahway (service yard)
  • Emergency Services Complex 151 Kenilworth Blvd in Cranford

2024 Schedule

First Thursday and Third Saturday of each Month. All events run from 9am to noon.
  • Thursday, April 4th
  • Saturday, April 20th
  • Thursday, May 2nd
  • Saturday, May 18th
  • Thursday, June 6th
  • Saturday, June 15th
  • There will be no scrap metal event on July 4th due to the holiday
  • Saturday, July 20th
  • Thursday, August 1st
  • Saturday, August 17th
  • Thursday, September 5th
  • Saturday, September 21st
  • Thursday, October 3rd
  • Saturday, October 19th
  • Thursday, November 7th
  • Saturday. November 16th

Accepted Metals

 *by law, you must remove the doors before setting refrigerators and freezers out for recycling we cannot accept units with doors still attached.

  • Air Conditioners
  • Aluminum Scrap/Cans
  • Brass
  • Dishwashers
  • Gutters
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators*
  • Stoves
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Appliances
  • Cabinets (metal)
  • Fencing (chain/wire)
  • Irons Pots ‘n Pans
  • Sheds (metal)
  • Tire Rims
  • Window Frames
  • Bicycles
  • Copper
  • Freezers*
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Railings
  • Siding (aluminum)
  • Toasters
  • Wire Hangers

County Emergency Services Yard, 151 Kenilworth Boulevard, Cranford 07016

  • From GSP South Exit 138 Kenilworth, bearing left off exit ramp onto the Boulevard. Proceed through four (4) traffic lights. Emergency Services Building will be on your left before Nomahegan Park.
  • From U.S. 22 East Heading East on Route 22, turn right onto N. Michigan Ave. Turn right onto Kenilworth Blvd. Proceed 1.2 miles and Emergency Services Building will be on your left before Nomahegan Park.

Rahway River Park (St. Georges Avenue), Rahway 07065

  • 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, bearing 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.