UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for confidential personal documents will be available Saturday, Aug. 8, in the parking lot near Green Lane, on the campus of Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave. in Union.
NEXCUT Shredding of Elizabeth will be shredding documents at the site 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. 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 nonconfidential papers and magazines with their municipal recycling program.
Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items are dumped onto a conveyor belt and shredded on site. Participants are welcome to view the shredding process via a closed-circuit television. Shredded documents are then recycled, shipped to paper mills and used as pulp. The next local shredding event will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, in Linden.
The mobile shredding program is paid for through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Enhancement Act Grant Funds. For more information about future events or directions, call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit www.ucnj.org/recycle.