FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
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Union County’s Mobile Paper-Shredding Program Will Visit Linden, September 18

 

LINDEN, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program will be available on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the City of Linden.

“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 Sept. 18 shredding event will take place at the Linden Recycling Center, located at 2 Donaldson Place in Linden. 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 next scheduled document-shredding event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, at
Lucent-Alcatel, 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.