Scrap Metal

Union County’s 2022 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
  • Cranford Emergency Services Building – 151 Kenilworth Boulevard
  • Rahway Park Service Yard – Rahway River Park

2022 Dates

First Thursday and Third Saturday of each Month
All 9:00 am to 12:00 pm from April thru November
  • Thursday 7-Apr
  • Thursday 5-May
  • Thursday 2-Jun
  • Thursday 7-Jul
  • Thursday 4-Aug
  • Thursday 1-Sep
  • Thursday 6-Oct
  • Thursday 3-Nov
  • Saturday 16-Apr
  • Saturday 21-May
  • Saturday 18-Jun
  • Saturday 16-Jul
  • Saturday 20-Aug
  • Saturday 17-Sep
  • Saturday 15-Oct
  • Saturday 19-Nov

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.

  • 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.