Fight Identity Theft - Shredding Event Saturday April 13

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – With identify theft on the rise, more and more people are looking the shred their personal documents. However, it is not always possible for every house to have a shredder.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal, confidential documents will be available on Saturday, April 13, at Union County Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains.
 

The campus is located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. NEXCUT Shredding of Teaneck will be shredding documents at the site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The shredding event will end before 1 p.m. if the shredding truck reaches capacity.
 

 In an effort to accommodate everyone, there is a limit of four, 10-pound bags or boxes per resident and businesses are asked not to participate. Documents should not be bound and residents and all plastic binders and paperclips should be removed. Paper that is wet/damp will not be accepted. 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 and then are dumped onto a conveyor belt and shredded on site. Participants are welcome to view the shredding process via a closed-circuit television and shredded documents are then recycled, shipped to paper mills and used as pulp. The next shredding event will take place Friday, April 26, at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The mobile shredding program is paid for through New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Enhancement Act Grant Funds. For more information about future events or directions please call the Recycling Hotline at 908-654-9889 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/recycle.

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