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Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents on April 22, Free of Charge

paper shredding flyerFree, secure paper shredding event to be held in Plainfield 

Union County, NJ – Union County, NJ – Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event of 2022, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The event will take place, rain or shine, on Friday April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

Union County’s free shedding events are for residential use only. Any Union County resident can use this service, regardless of their home town.

“The free shredding service makes it easy and convenient for Union County residents to securely dispose of sensitive documents while also supporting our countywide recycling efforts,” said Commissioner Board Chair Rebecca Williams.

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

The event is drive-up only. The drive-up area within Cedar Brook Park for the Plainfield event is the parking lot at the intersection of Park Avenue and Pemberton Avenue.

Participants are reminded that 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.

Residents with magazines, junk mail and other waste paper to recycle can contact their municipal recycling coordinator for information on local recycling programs.

Union County’s series of free paper shredding events continues at various locations each month until November. For the complete schedule and 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 more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, 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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