CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County residents looking to properly dispose of that box of old mail sitting in their basement or those used tires sitting in their garage have an opportunity to do just that on Sept. 14 when the Essex County Department of Public Works hosts its countywide paper shredding and used tire recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove.
The public is invited to bring paper, rubber tires (with or without metal rims), household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment to be recycled. The tires will be delivered to a state-licensed transfer waste facility that will then recycle them, according to county officials.
“Our Paper Shredding Day enables residents to protect their personal information by destroying old documents safely and securely, with the paper being recycled, while our Used Tire Recycling Day allows unwanted tires to be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner,” said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.
According to the county, there is no limit on the amount of paper that people can bring to the event. Plastic sheets and covers and metal binders must be removed from the paper before it's shredded. Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed.
Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. Photo negatives and film will not be accepted.
For more information, call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.