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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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Elizabeth Cops Seek ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Man

November 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ —  Elizabeth police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an "armed and dangerous" man wanted on multiple arrest warrants. According to officials, all of the warrants are for violent crimes.

Police have identified the man as William Valentin, 42. Valentin is of Puerto Rican descent with a muscular build, hazel eyes and black hair.

Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 12, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...

1.3M from New Jersey Expected to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- AAA forecasts 50.9 million Americans -- including nearly 1.3 million in New Jersey -- will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The 2017 Thanksgiving weekend will see the highest travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million Americans left their homes. The holiday period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 22 to ...

AARP Driver Safety Class

November 21, 2017

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing ...

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United Methodist Church Open Mic Night

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Sun, November 26, 3:00 PM

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