UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the mobile paper-shredding program is on the move and coming to a town near you. Warinanco Park will host a paper shredding event on Friday, May 3rd in the parking lot across from the Warinanco Sports Complex. Then on Saturday, May 11th paper shredding will take place at Nokia-Bell Labs, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. Union County College in Cranford will host a shredding event on Saturday, June 1st.
“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient and secure way to dispose of your confidential documents,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The paper shredding events are part of Union County’s Green Initiatives and the Freeholder Board is pleased to offer this service to our residents.”
All events will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. The events will end before 1:00 p.m. if the shredding trucks reach capacity.
All Union County residents are eligible to take advantage of the paper-shredding service. In an effort to accommodate everyone, there is a limit of four, 10-pound bags or boxes per person. It is preferred that you bring your material in paper bags. Documents should not be bound. Please remove plastic binders and paperclips. Paper that is wet/damp will not be accepted. 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 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 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders also wants to remind residents to download the free Recycle Coach app for easy access to all 2019 Municipal Recycling Dates and Events.
The mobile shredding program is paid for through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Enhancement Act Grant Funds. For more information about future events or directions please call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit https://ucnj.org/recycling/. For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit The Green Connection, ucnj.org/green-connect.”
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