Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Recycling in Union Township

Trash removal in Union Township is by private contract. Recycling is mandatory (check out the Resident Recycling Guide prepared by the Environmental Commission) and is required by New Jersey state graphic of Recycle with person placing recycling material in a recycle canlaw and by municipal ordinance.  Private trash haulers are now required by law to institute a recycling program as part of their service. Contact your trash hauler for more information.

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In addition, Union Township’s Recycling Depot is available for use by township residents every Saturday (except holiday weekends and inclement weather) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. It is located behind the Municipal Building and the Union Township recycling staff will assist you in removing recycling from your vehicle.

The following items are can be recycled in a single stream (one container) at the Recycling Depot:  glass bottles, all colors; aluminum and tin cans; plastic containers #1 - #7; junk mail, bundled in paper bags or tied; newspapers, bundled in paper bags or tied; cardboard boxes, broken down flat. Printer cartridges are also collected and should be handed to the attendant.

No leaves/brush can be picked up by the township; residents are urged to recycle same on their property.

RecycleSingle stream recycling continues to be available to all residents every Saturday (except holiday weekends and inclement weather) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm behind the Municipal Building with assistance from Union Township recycling staff.

In an effort to make recycling more convenient and on a trial basis, residents who do not need assistance are welcome to deposit single stream materials in the dedicated containers during daylight hours and non-inclement weather conditions.

Please do not leave any materials outside containers or deposit any NON-RECYCLABLE materials.

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Electronics Recycling: every weekend at our Recycling Depot located behind the municipal building. Acceptable items are as listed below:

Caution: For Privacy Protection Hard Drives should be removed before Recycling Computer Equipment.

Aceptable Electronic equipment

The Special Recycling container will be used for collecting the following electronic equipment including:

    • Computers, laptops, monitors
    • Keyboards, mouse, cables, hard drives
    • Televisions
    • Scanners, printers, copiers and fax machines
    • Telephone handset systems, cell phones
    • Home stereo and entertainment systems
    • Cameras and video equipment and
    • Electronic scrap

Unacceptable Materials

Recycling attendants will reserve the right to reject any partial or full containers containing any unacceptable materials including:

  • Construction or demolition debris
  • Solid Waste
  • Hazardous materials and
  • Liquid Waste
  • Rechargable Batteries

Community Cleanup Days – Click on these links for information.

First and Third Saturdays of Each Month, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (OR UNTIL FULL) except
as noted below.

No Community Cleanup or Attendant Recycling will be held in inclement weather, nor on the following holiday weekends:  Jan. 3, 2016 (New Year’s), March 26, 2016 (Easter), May 28, 2016 (Memorial Day), July 2, 2016 (Independence Day), September 3, 2016 (Labor Day), November 26, 2016 (Thanksgiving), December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve), December 31, 2016 (New Year’s).

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