SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nothing clutters up work spaces more than those piles of school papers, utility statements, credit card statements and other papers containing personal information people do not feel comfortable recycling or throwing away due to fear of identity theft. So, mark the calendar for Saturday, September 12 for the Middlesex County Residential Paper Shred at Beech Woods Park.

This event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 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 is 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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Participants must wear face coverings and remain in their vehicle at all times with the windows closed. Items to be shredded should be in the trunk, cargo area or truck bed of their vehicle. All materials to be shredded should be easily accessible to the staff who will remove the items from the vehicles.

Beech Woods Park is located at 137 Beekman Road in Kendall Park.