FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program
Will Visit Westfield and Cranford

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its mobile paper-shredding program will be available on Thursday, May 8 in Westfield, and on Wednesday, May 14 in Cranford. The Cintas shredding company will visit these locations from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.

“This mobile document-shredding service helps Union County residents eliminate clutter in their homes and also fight identity theft,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “It is a cost-effective way to assist our recycling efforts and it ties in with our other Go Green Initiatives.”

The May 8 shredding event will take place at the Westfield Pool, 713 Cumberland Street, Westfield.

The May 14 event will take place at the Orange Avenue Pool, 1025 Orange Avenue, Cranford.

All Union County residents are eligible to use the paper-shredding service. Participants are asked to limit the amount of shred material to three bags/boxes of important personal documents weighing no more than 10 pounds each. Documents should not be bound. Please remove plastic binders and paperclips. Residents should continue to recycle non-confidential papers and magazines with their municipal recycling program. Shredding events will end before 2 p.m. if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items are then dumped onto a conveyor belt and put through the shredder. Participants are welcome to view the shredding process via a closed-circuit television. The shredded documents are then recycled, shipped to paper mills and used as pulp.

The mobile shredding program is paid for through funds from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Services Tax Grant. For more information or directions please call the Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/recycle.