Union County’s Mobile Paper Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains, April 1st

March 24, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host its first paper shredding event of 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 at the Union County Vocational Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. 

The event will conclude before 1:00 p.m. if the shredding trucks reach Scotch ...

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 29th

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, April 29.  County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner.

The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Union County Vo-Tech Schools located at 1776 Raritan ...

VIDEO: Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Township Hears Resident's Concerns; Nixes Plans for Trails in Kennedy Reservation

UNION, NJ – In advance of the second community meeting to discuss the Kennedy Reservation proposal, Tapinto Union has learned the Township will not be moving ahead with plans to add walking and bike trails and a dog park within the Reservation.

“The purpose of the first community meeting was to listen to and hear our residents' concerns,” said Township of Union Mayor ...

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains

Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Saturday, April 1st in Scotch Plains.

“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder ...

Township Proposal for Passive Recreation in Kennedy Reservation Met with Resistance

UNION, NJ – A heated community meeting to discuss the development of the Kennedy Reservation was held last week with Township officials and about 125 residents who came out to voice their opposition to the project.

“This has not been voted on,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  “This is not a done project.  We want to hear your concerns.”

Describing the ...

Plainfield's PMUA Suspends Recycling Collection March 15

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA) issued a notice Wednesday morning, March 15th, around 9:30 am that recycling collection is suspended for the day due to hazardous road conditions.

Customers in zones 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10 should leave their recycle carts at the curb for pick-up at the PMUA's next opportunity.

Waste collection is expected to resume on ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

VIDEO: Tonight’s Union County Freeholder’s Meeting and the Watchung Reservation Master Plan

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The discussion of the Master Plan for the Watchung Reservation is expected to continue at tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting following Tuesday’s public meeting on the subject at the Trailside Museum in the Watchung Reservation.  During the meeting that was filled to capacity, the commentary was mostly negative because of concerns about the some of the ...

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Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event in Scotch Plains on April 22nd

March 24, 2017

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will sponsor its first Household Hazardous Waste Collection event of 2017 on Saturday, April 22nd.

Union County residents are invited to use this opportunity to can get rid of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner. The household ...