FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2008

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

 

Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Rahway, July 23

RAHWAY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program will be available on Wednesday, July 23, in Rahway at City Hall Plaza.

“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 July 23 shredding event will take place at City Hall Plaza, located at West Milton Avenue and Main Street in downtown Rahway. The Cintas shredding company will be at the site from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.

All Union County residents are eligible to use the paper-shredding service. 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. The shredding event 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 about future events or directions please call the Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/recycle.