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Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents on October 30, Free of Charge

paper shreddingThe last paper shredding event of 2021 is for Union County residents only.

Union County, NJ – Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the last free paper shredding event of 2021, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The event will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Nokia corporate campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.

The free shredding service will resume next spring after a seasonal hiatus during the winter.

“The free shredding service makes it easy and convenient for Union County residents to dispose of sensitive documents while also supporting our countywide recycling efforts. We encourage everyone to participate, particularly since this is the last shredding event of 2021,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The free shredding event begins at 9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 1:00 p.m., but may finish earlier if the shredding trucks fill up to capacity.

The event is drive-up only. Ample signage will be posted to direct drivers from the entrance of the Nokia campus to the site.

Participants are reminded pre-shredded, damp, or wet paper will not be accepted. Bindings, large plastic or metal clips, and other paraphernalia should be removed.

Drivers must remain in their cars while staff unloads their papers, which are shredded on site in a mobile shredding truck.

As a precaution against COVID-19, participants should keep their windows rolled up and wear a face mask.

Union County’s free shedding events are intended for personal, sensitive documents only. Residents can recycle magazines, junk mail and other waste paper with their municipal recycling program. For information, contact the municipal recycling coordinator.

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

For the latest news and updates on all municipal and countywide recycling programs in Union County, download the free Recycle Coach app. More information is available at

Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities are available at

The mobile paper shredding program is paid for through Recycling Enhancement Act Grant funds, which are applied for by Union County and received from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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