Free Union County Recycling Events

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind you of several free recycling events coming up the month of April.

Union County will host two Mobile Paper Shredding Events in April.  The first is  Saturday, April 7 at the Union County Vocational Technical School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, followed by Friday, April 27 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.  All events run from 9 am to 1 pm or until the truck(s) get filled.  Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding.

On Saturday, April 14, there will be a Household Hazardous Waste Program at the Union County Vo-Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  The event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm.  Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints and deck stain.

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also starts up again this month.  The events are the first Thursday and Third Saturday of each month so for April the collections will be on Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 21.    There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway.  All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm.  Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.

The County is also sponsoring an on-line compost bin and rain barrel sale through earth day, please visit for more information.

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