The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is encouraging all residents to continue to participate in countywide scrap metal recycling initiatives that will be held throughout the rest of the summer.

Now is a particularly convenient time to recycle old household items as residents clean out before heading on vacation and prior to the start of the school year.

“Union County’s scrap metal program offers residents a chance to responsibly recycle various household items,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “When all County residents come together to reduce, reuse and recycle, we affirm our commitment to environmental stewardship and clean neighborhoods for all.”

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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, August 2 and Saturday, August 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.

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 ucnj.org/recycling 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 ucnj.org/recycling/recycle-coach-app

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 ucnj.org/recycling 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, ucnj.org/green-connection.

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

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