Mobile document shredder coming to Linden

LINDEN, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available Thursday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine at the Recycling Center in Linden, 2 Donaldson Place. NEXCUT Shredding of Elizabeth will be shredding and the event will end before 1 p.m. if the 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. Please remove plastic binders and paper clips. 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 next shredding event will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Westfield Memorial Pool.

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 please call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit www.ucnj.org/recycle.

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