The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that the final mobile paper-shredding event of 2018 will be held on Nov. 3rd at the Nokia campus in New Providence.
The shredding service is free and open to all Union County residents seeking to dispose of sensitive personal documents.
“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a secure, convenient way to shred personal documents,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “These events also help all residents practice environmental stewardship by conserving resources and sending more paper into the recycling stream.”
The Nov. 3rd shredding event will take place at the Nokia campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The shredding event will end before 1 p.m. if the shredding truck reaches 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. Documents should not be bound. Plastic binders and paper clips should be removed. Paper that is wet or damp will not be accepted.
Residents should continue to recycle non-confidential papers and magazines with their municipal recycling program.
Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items are then dumped 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, shipped to paper mills and used as pulp.
The mobile shredding program is funded through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Enhancement Act Grant Funds.
For more details and schedules for all Union County 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.