Union County will host one more Mobile Paper Shredding Event in June; the event will be on Saturday, June 29 at the Union County Vo-Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Union County will continue their Mobile Paper Shredding Program in July with events on Thursday, July 11th in Rahway River Park located off St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, and on Saturday, July 20th at the old Bristol Myers complex located at 1350 Liberty Avenue in Hillside. All events will run from 9 am to 1 pm or until the truck(s) get filled and there is a limit of four (4) bags or boxes of confidential documents per car. Please DO NOT bring material that is already shredded.
Our next household hazardous waste event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Union County Vo Tech School located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Items for drop off include old pesticides & herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, oil-based paints, and deck stain. Latex Paint (wall paint) is NOT ACCEPTED. It should be dried out and discarded in with your regular garbage. Car Tires will also be collected at this event.
Hanson Park Conservancy’s 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4 pm. On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park, Cranford NJ and tumble over the falls racing to the finish line at the North Union Ave Bridge. Numerous prizes for the fastest lucky duckies will be awarded. The top prize is a $250.00 gift card.
Tickets can be purchased at two locations: Periwinkles, on North Union Avenue downtown Cranford, or the Cranford Canoe Club on Springfield Ave. Purchase a single Duck for $5.00 or a flock of 5 ducks for $20.00. Please secure your tickets early as ducks are limited and the race has been known to sell out.
All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs. If you have not yet walked through this lovely little park, please visit this hidden gem located at 38 Springfield Ave. Have you got your Ducky?