South Plainfield residents, it’s time to begin sorting through those shoeboxes in the basement.  Do you really need restaurant credit card receipts from 1995?  Bank statements from the checking account you closed in 2006?  If you have not put these at the curb for recycling because of privacy concerns, we have an event for you.

The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with the Borough of South Plainfield will sponsor a FREE paper shredding event on Saturday, September 27, at the Community Pool parking lot, next to the PAL Building, 1250 Maple Avenue.    Residents can bring confidential papers – old files, receipts, bills, financial statements – to be shredded for recycling.  There is no need to remove staples or paper clips. The mobile truck shreds the paper on-site, so residents can watch their papers being destroyed. 

The truck will be at the Community Pool parking lot from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or until it fills up. No more than five file boxes or 100 pounds of paper will be accepted. Be prepared to take home your boxes and cartons. Do not bring plastic bags or any other kind of plastic.

Do not bring books, magazines or newspapers.  These should be placed at the curb in the blue recycling bin, or brought to the Borough’s Recycling Center on Kenneth Avenue. Contact the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management at or call (732) 745-4170 for more information.