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Union County to Hold Final Paper Shredding Event of the Year, Nov. 7

Personal/sensitive documents only; for Union County residents only.

Union County, NJ – Union County residents seeking a free, secure way to dispose of personal papers can bring their documents to the final mobile paper shredding event of 2020, sponsored by the Freeholder Board. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. It is free of charge and open to Union County residents only.

In an effort to accommodate all residents wishing to participate, there is a limit of four bags or boxes per car weighing no more than 10 pounds each. The mobile shredding truck may leave before 1:00 p.m. if full.

“Our free recycling events help ensure that all Union County residents can prevent identity theft by disposing of personal documents safely, and we also help the environment by sending the shredded paper to a recycler,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Union County’s mobile paper shredding events are drive-through only. During the COVID-19 outbreak, participants must remain in their cars with their masks on and windows rolled up at all times in order to reduce the risk of exposure. Boxes or bags should be placed in trunk or cargo area where they can be accessed by County personnel.

Participants are asked to remove plastic binders and clips before arriving at the shredding event. No wet or damp paper will be accepted.

If possible documents should be brought in paper bags, as this is a zero waste event. Boxes and plastic bags will be returned to participants.

For additional information visit The November 7 event is Union County’s final paper shredding event for 2020. The paper shredding schedule will resume in April 2021 at various locations throughout Union County.

Union County’s scrap metal recycling program will also end for the season in November. The final dates are Thursday, November 5 and Saturday, November 21. For times and locations visit

For information on all other recycling programs sponsored by Union County, visit or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889.

Download the free Recycle Coach app for mobile devices to receive helpful recycling tips and up-to-date information on both municipal and countywide recycling programs.

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit The Green Connection,

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and the Mobile Test Unit free walk-up sites, visit For general information about COVID-19 and updates on statewide vaccine planning visit the New Jersey Department of Health at


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