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“Green Up” Your Fall Cleanup with Union County’s Free Scrap Metal Recycling

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that free Scrap Metal Recycling drop-off locations are available on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from spring through fall. The next upcoming dates are Thursday September 7 and Saturday September 16.

The Scrap Metal Recycling program is free for Union County residents and no pre-registration is required.

A wide variety of household items and fittings are accepted, from bicycles and cabinets to gutters, lawn furniture and empty cans.

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Household appliances are also accepted. Residents are reminded that by law, doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers. Units with doors still attached will not be accepted.

Residents can use either of two drop-off locations: in Cranford at the County Emergency Services Yard at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard, and in Rahway at the County’s Rahway River Park off St. Georges Avenue.

Both locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Residents needing to dispose of computers, televisions and other electronic equipment can bring them to the upcoming free Electronics Recycling Event in New Providence on Saturday, September 16.

For full details on all Union County free recycling events and programs visit the Union County Bureau of Planning and Recycling online at ucnj.org/recycling.

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit 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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Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

September 18, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Springfield Township Committee: Pet Store Ordinance Clarification of Comments Made

September 15, 2017

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your coverage of the pet store ordinance issue at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on 9/12/17 wherein an ordinance was unanimously adopted.  My group, FAUN-NJ, has worked extensively on this issue at the local, county and state level together with the Humane Society of the United States and New Jersey Residents Against Puppy Mills. 

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Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 21, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Democrat Chris Capodice Announces Plan to Maintain Springfield’s Sustainable Jersey Certification

September 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Chris Capodice, Democratic candidate for Township Council, today announced his plan to support and expand green initiatives to maintain Springfield’s certification as a Sustainable Jersey Community.

Capodice stated, “It is essential that our Township Committee works hard to preserve our environment for our kids and grandkids. I am proud of the work I did as a ...

Union County College Names New Governor to the Board

September 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – At the September 19, 2017, Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Hugh C. Welsh, of Cranford, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Welsh to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

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