FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2009

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

 

Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding
Program Will Visit Scotch Plains, June 25

 

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Thursday, June 25, in Scotch Plains.

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

The June 25 shredding event will take place on the campus of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Liberty Document Security LLC of Union will be shredding documents at the site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The shredding event will end before 2 p.m. if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

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.

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 Wednesday, July 22, at City Hall Plaza in downtown Rahway, 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.