ELIZABETH, NJ - Two free area scrap metal recycling drop-off locations are available to Union County residents on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from spring through fall. The next upcoming date is September 16. No pre-registration is required, with a wide variety of household items and fittings are accepted, from bicycles and cabinets to gutters, lawn furniture and empty cans.

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, located at 151 Kenilworth Boulevard, and in Rahway at the County’s Rahway River Park, located  off St. Georges Avenue.

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Both locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 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 September 16.