Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and ...

Union County Board of County Commissioners Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of County Commissioners urges residents to download the Recycle Coach App to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County ...

Put “Choose to Reuse” on your 2021 To-Do List

Union County residents who are seeking ways to help the environment this year can start by bringing reusable grocery bags to the supermarket, and skipping single-use bags.

“Switching to reusable grocery bags is a simple but effective way for everyone to help cut down on waste and litter pollution, and start getting into the ‘Choose to Reuse’ habit,” said Union County ...

‘Favoritism’ or ‘Sour Grapes’? Attorneys Argue Claims Union County Broke Bid Laws

March 7, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — A contractor’s lawsuit claiming Union County violated state bidding laws is not stopping plans for a new government complex on the site of the county’s motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth from moving forward.

After a hearing on Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Walsh denied temporary restraints on the project requested by the Wayne-based Dobco ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

Deadline for Change in Party Affiliation is April 14 to Vote in June 8th Primary for Governor

March 7, 2021

The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 14, in order to participate in their new party’s Gubernatorial Primary Election on June 8.

“Voters often do not realize that the deadline to change their affiliation is set long before Primary Day,” said Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado.