The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that the final 2019 mobile paper shredding event for personal and confidential documents will be held on November 2 in New Providence.

“Union County’s mobile document shredding service helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient way to shred your confidential documents,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “It promotes our County recycling efforts and ties in with other Green Initiatives in Union County.”

The shredding event will take place Saturday, November 2 at the Nokia corporate campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The shredding event will take place rain or shine. Shredding events end before 1:00 p.m. if the shredding trucks reach capacity.

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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 you bring your material in paper bags. 

Residents are reminded that documents should not be bound and plastic binders as well as paperclips should be removed. Paper that is wet/damp will not be accepted. Please note that paper that is already shredded will not be accepted. Residents should continue to recycle non-confidential documents and paper through their municipal recycling program. 

Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items are then placed onto a conveyor belt and shredding is done on site. Participants are welcome to view the shredding process via a closed-circuit television. The shredded documents are then recycled via local paper mills. 

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 us online at www.ucnj.org/recycle.

The Freeholder Board also reminds residents to download the free Recycle Coach app for the latest news and information on all countywide and local recycling programs, located at www.ucnj.org/recycle.