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Union County Recycling Events in June


UNION COUNTY---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced several free recycling events upcoming in June. 

Union County will host three Mobile Paper Shredding Events: 

  • Saturday, June 3, at Union County College (1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford).
  • Wednesday, June 7 at Clark Public Works (315 Westfield Avenue in Clark).
  • Saturday, June 17 at the Union County Vocational Technical School (VoTech, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains).

All events will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the truck(s) get filled. Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding.

Household Hazardous Waste Program 

  • Saturday, June 10, at Union County College (1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford). 

The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Items for drop off include: pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints, deck stain, fluorescent bulbs, and propane tanks. 

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Scrap Metal Recycling Program

  • Thursday, June 1
  • Saturday, June 17

There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway. All locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few. Visit www.ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions. 

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Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Second Annual Women's Leadership Forum Sunday March 25 at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center

March 23, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second annual Women's Leadership Forum will be held at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center Sunday March 25 at 2:00 p.m.


The Forum is sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party, the Springfield Democratic Party and Ready to Run which "...is a non-partisan network of campaign training programs."


This year's program ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church,, Cranford

Holy Week Taize Service at Trinity Cranford – ...

Religions And Spirituality

Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Strollers Present John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24

Black Diamond Billiard's, Union

Ladies 9-Ball Pro-Am by the Garden State Pool Tour

Other Sports

Visit Union County’s Green Online Shop and Celebrate Earth Day with a New Compost Bin or Rain Barrel

March 23, 2018

Union County gardeners looking for a good Earth Day project can visit the new Union County Means Green online shop now and order a new compost bin or rain barrel at 50% off the retail price.

“Composting food scraps and harvesting rainwater are two effective ways to improve soil health and conserve water,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Offering these compost bins ...