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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 announces that the next free mobile paper shredding event of 2019 for personal and confidential documents will be available on Saturday, August 10, at Kean University in Union Township, 1100 Morris Avenue.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “It promotes our County recycling efforts and ties in with other Green Initiatives in Union County.”

The August 10 shredding event will take place at Kean University on Morris Avenue in Union, in the parking lot adjacent to Green Lane.  The program will run 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(s) reach capacity.

After this, the next shredding event will be Thursday, September 12 at the Linden Recycling Center, located at 2 Donaldson Place in Linden, also from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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. 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.  


Please note that paper that is already shredded will not be accepted. 

Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items 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 via local paper mills. 

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 us online at

The Freeholder Board also reminds residents to download the free Recycle Coach app for the latest news and information on all countywide and local recycling programs, located at

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