SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Nothing clutters up a home more than those piles of school papers, utility statements, credit card statements and other papers containing personal information that residents don't feel comfortable recycling or throwing away due to fear of identity theft. So, mark the calendar for Saturday, July 22 for the Middlesex County Residential Paper Shred at Spotswood High School.

This event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Spotswood Borough. It is for Middlesex County residents only and is not open to local businesses. The paper shred will run from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck fills up. It will be held rain or shine.

Residents are limited to five file boxes or 100 pounds per car load. Paper should be brought in a manageable container, not plastic bags. It's not necessary to remove paper clips, staples or binder covers. However, participants should not bring hardcover books, photographs, magazines, bulk mail, newspapers, x-rays or CDs.

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For additional information or questions, please contact the Middlesex County Solid Waste Management by telephone at 732-745-4170 or by email at

Spotswood High School is located at 105 Summerhill Road.