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Union County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces that its next mobile paper-shredding program for personal documents will be available on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Union County Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains, 1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains.  NEXCUT Shredding of Teaneck will be shredding documents at the site from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.  The shredding event will end before 1 pm if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

“Union County’s mobile document-shredding service helps residents fight identity theft and eliminate clutter in their homes,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak, liaison to the Solid Waste Advisory Council.  “It is a cost-effective way to assist our recycling efforts and it ties in with Union County’s other Go Green Initiatives.”

All Union County residents are eligible to use the paper-shredding service.  In an effort to accommodate everyone, there is a limit of four, 10-pound bags or boxes per person. Documents should not be bound.  Please remove plastic binders and paperclips.  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.  The items are then dumped onto a conveyor belt and shredded on site.  Participants are welcome to view the shredding process via a closed-circuit television.  The shredded documents are then recycled, shipped to paper mills and used as pulp.  The next shredding event will take place Friday, April 27, 2012 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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