All residents are urged to continue to participate in countywide scrap metal recycling initiatives that will be held throughout the rest of the summer.

Scrap metal recycling continues to run on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from April through November. There are two upcoming events: Thursday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 18. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. concurrently at two sites: the Emergency Services Building at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard in Cranford and at the Park Service Yard at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

Dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, bicycles, tire rims, lawn furniture, stoves, washing machines and toasters are among the many acceptable items.

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Residents are also encouraged to continue participating in their municipality’s regularly scheduled curbside recycling program. For more details on local curbside recycling visit the “Curbside Recycling” link at or contact a local recycling coordinator.

Union County residents can also sign up for Recycle Coach, a free app that makes it easy to keep up to date with countywide recycling information and municipal recycling schedules. For more information, visit

Countywide recycling supports Chairman Granados’s Moving Union County Forward “Plant a Seed” initiative for environmental engagement, education and empowerment.

For more details on all upcoming recycling events. visit or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.

Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities can be found at The Green Connection,

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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