UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents are encouraged 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.

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 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 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. Visit ucnj.org/recycling/recycle-coach-app. For details on all upcoming recycling events. visit ucnj.org/recycling or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889. Quick links to County environmental programs 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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