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Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Elizabeth and New Providence in May

Union County, NJThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce two free mobile paper-shredding events for personal documents in May.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding events help residents fight identity theft by providing a secure, affordable way to dispose of confidential documents,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “As part of our countywide recycling efforts, the paper shredding events also support the goals of my Plant a Seed initiative for engaging and empowering the public in conservation and environmental education.”

The first shredding event takes place on Friday May 11 shredding at Warinanco Park, in the parking lot across from the new Warinanco Sports Center located off St. Georges Avenue in Roselle.

The second shredding event takes place on May 19 at the Nokia campus at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.

Both events run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. The shredding events will end before 1:00 p.m. if the shredding trucks reach capacity.

All Union County residents are eligible to use the paper-shredding service. In an effort to accommodate everyone, there is a limit of four, 10-pound bags or boxes per person. Residents should continue to recycle non-confidential papers and magazines with their municipal recycling program.

Bringing material in paper bags is preferred. Documents should be unbound and binders, paper clips and other hardware should be removed.

Paper that is wet or damp will not be accepted.

Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The documents are then placed onto a conveyor belt and shredded on site. 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 funded through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Enhancement Act Grant Funds. For more information about future shredding events, directions and all other Union County recycling programs call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit online at

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit The Green Connection, More information about Chairman Granados’s 2018 Plant a Seed initiative is available at


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