ROXBUR, NJ – The Sept. 26 paper shredding event hosted by Roxbury Township saw more participation than any other in the past four years, said township Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

She said about 140 cars showed up at the Annual Shredding Day, which took place at the township Department of Public Works site in Kenvil.

“We have held shredding days over the past four years and this was our largest turn out yet,” Keyes said.“Everyone was so appreciative that we held the event."

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She said more than 3,100 pounds of paper was shredded at the event. All will be taken to a special facility for processing, said Keyes, explaining that the paper is "milled and recycled as everyday paper products."

Keyes said the continuing COVID-19 crisis might have played a part in the level of participation.

"COVID has given most of us time to get rid of needless paperwork by cleaning out attics, basements and closets," Keyes said. "But the issue of safely discarding vast quantities of information is still difficult.” 

Keyes said all information on the papers brought to the event "was destroyed on the premises by cross-cut shredders" which "cut documents down to the smallest possible size and make document reconstruction virtually impossible."

The township has scheduled more paper shredding events for May 15, 2021 and Sept. 18 2021.

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