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05/02/16 14:38The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind you of several free recycling events coming up this month.

Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling continues in May with events on the first Thursday (May 5th ) and Third Saturday (May 21st) of each month.

There are three (3) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford, Rahway and Westfield. 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.

Union County will host a Mobile Paper Shredding Event on May 14th from 9 am to 1 pm at Alcatel Lucent Technologies located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. Residents can bring up to four bags of confidential documents for shredding.

Union County will host a Computer and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday May 21st April from 9 am to 1 pm at Alcatel Lucent Technologies located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. Residents can bring computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, fax machines, DVD/VCR players, printers and tablets. No other items will be accepted.

Please visit for more information or directions.
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04/30/16 19:44Due to rain on Sunday May 1st, the Founders' Festival & Spring Cleaning Swap Meet will be held at the Borough Hall Community Room- 1385 RT. 22 East from 11am-4pm
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04/29/16 12:08This weekend's planned event Touch-A-Truck is cancelled for Sunday because of expected inclement weather.

It will be rescheduled for a future date to be determined.

Follow our social media to learn when a new date is established.
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04/28/16 12:56The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invite families with children of all ages and adults alike to climb aboard a variety of public safety vehicles at this year’s “Touch A Truck” event on Sunday afternoon, May 1. The event will run from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M., rain or shine in the Lower Loop Parking Lot of the Watchung Reservation. There will also be a quiet hour, from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. where children sensitive to noise will be able to enjoy the vehicles on display.

Admission to the Touch A Truck event is $4 per person, with children 6 years old and under admitted free.

The Loop Area is located just off Tracy Drive in Mountainside, in between Glenside Avenue and Summit Road. It features a very popular playground area for the kids, and the concession stand will be open. Visitors may also visit the Watchung Stable and the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park. Also, Lake Surprise is just a short walk where residents can see the new damn.

For more information on Touch A Truck, or any event in the Union County Parks System, please visit our website at
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04/27/16 12:06The Union County Freeholder Board, in conjunction with a number of agencies and Senator Menendez, is co-sponsoring an Autism Speaks Family Services Town Hall on Saturday, May 7th, beginning at 9:15 a.m. at the Ronald Reagan Academy School in Elizabeth.

This town hall will focus on the transition of young adults on the autism spectrum from adolescence into adulthood. Panelists will provide families with options to think about and explore as they begin to plan for adulthood, and the event will provide additional information to the families in attendance. The guiding principle is simple: the belief that all individuals with autism, regardless of the level of support needed, should be able to live fulfilling lives filled with purpose, dignity, choices, and happiness.

The panel will include advocates, experts and service providers, all of whom are educated and knowledgeable about adult autism services in New Jersey. The Resource Fair will include agencies that provide services for young adults and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, not limited solely to transition.

Other sponsors include the City of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Public School District, Elizabeth Board of Education, and Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation.

For more information, please go to:
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04/26/16 14:39The County of Union is currently under a thunderstorm watch until 9:00pm tonight, Tuesday, April 26th.
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04/23/16 09:405K Run Sun.4/24, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. Race course sts.: Broadway, Prospect St, Liberty St, Oleander Way, Ascot Way, Lupine Way, Lincoln Blvd. No parked cars/traffic allowed on the affected roads. See CPD Facebook for add. info.
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