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Union County’s Free Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Union Township in August

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the next mobile paper shredding program for personal and confidential documents will be held on Saturday, August 11 at Kean University in Union.

All Union County residents are eligible to use this free paper shredding service. There is a limit of four bags or boxes per person.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient, affordable way to shred confidential documents, and it helps the environment by conserving natural resources and sending more paper into the recycling stream,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

The August 11 shredding event will take place at Kean University, at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.  The shredding event will end before 1:00 p.m. if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

It is preferred that documents be brought to the event in paper bags. All bindings and paper clips must be removed. Paper that is wet, damp, or dirty will not be accepted.

At Union County’s mobile shredding events, workers the documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company, transferred to 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 for use by paper mills. 

For recycling magazines and other non-sensitive papers, residents are encouraged to participate fully in their municipality’s regularly scheduled curbside recycling program. For more details on local curbside recycling visit the “Curbside Recycling” link at or contact a local recycling coordinator.

Union County residents can also sign up for Recycle Coach, a free app that makes it easy to keep up to date with countywide recycling information and municipal recycling schedules. For more information visit

The mobile shredding program is funded through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Countywide recycling supports Chairman Granados’s 2018 Moving Union County Forward “Plant a Seed” initiative for environmental engagement, education and empowerment.

For more details on all upcoming countywide recycling events visit or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.

Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities can be found at The Green Connection,

For more information about future events or directions please call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit us online at




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