Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce two free mobile paper-shredding events for confidential, personal documents in October.
“Our free document-shredding service provides Union County residents with a convenient way to ensure that sensitive papers are securely disposed, while also contributing to our countywide recycling efforts,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.
The first shredding event of the month takes place on Saturday, October 6 at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
The second shredding event will place on Thursday, October 18 at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course, located at 3 Golf Drive in Kenilworth.
Both events will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 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 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 documents be brought to the event in paper bags. All bindings and paper clips must be removed. Paper that is wet or damp will not be accepted.
Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items are then placed onto a conveyer 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.
Residents should continue to recycle non-confidential papers and magazines with their municipal recycling program.
For a list of all municipal recycling coordinators in Union County, and for more details about Union County’s free countywide recycling programs, call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit ucnj.org/recycling.
Union County residents can also sign up for Recycle Coach, a free app that makes it easy to stay up to date with countywide recycling information and municipal recycling schedules. For more information, visit ucnj.org/recycling/recycle-coach-app.
For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities, visit The Green Connection at ucnj.org/green-connection.
The mobile shredding program is funded through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Enhancement Act Grand Funds.
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