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Paper Shredding Event Scheduled at Warinanco Park

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Paper Shredding Event Scheduled at Warinanco Park
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ROSELLE, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be hosting a paper shredding event at Warinanco Park on Friday, April 7, in the parking lot across from the Warinanco Ice Skating Center, from 9a.m. to 1p.m., rain or shine. The event will conclude before 1p.m. if the shredding trucks reach capacity. This is a free event and open to all Union County residents.

“Union County’s mobile paper shredding event helps residents fight identity theft by providing a convenient and secure way to dispose of confidential documents,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen. “As part of our County recycling program, it also complements our green initiatives in support of environmental conservation.”

Paper shredding trucks will visit other communities throughout Union County through spring, summer and fall. For a full schedule of 2017 free paper shredding events, including directions, visit the Union County website at ucnj.org/recycling.

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All Union County residents are welcome to use the mobile paper shredding service. There is a limit of four 10-pound bags or boxes per person (paper bags are preferred). Documents should not be bound, and plastic binders and paper clips should be removed. Paper that is wet or damp will not be accepted. The shredding events are intended for personal documents only. 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 TV. 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 information about all Union County recycling events and programs call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit online at ucnj.org/recycling

For quick links to many other Union County environmental programs visit The Green Connection online at ucnj.org/green-connection. 

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line at 877-424-1234, email to info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

 

 

 

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