Monmouth County Offers Free Paper Shredding

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FREEHOLD – Monmouth County has scheduled ten paper shredding events in local communities so that Monmouth County residents have opportunities to safely get rid of old documents and confidential files.

“Identity theft is a growing problem and a serious concern for all,” said Freeholder Serena DiMaso, liaison to the county’s recycling efforts. “By providing our residents opportunities to shred their sensitive documents we are helping them protect their personal information. By properly disposing of them, we are also making a difference for future generations by keeping recyclables out of the waste stream. We encourage residents to do their part by making use of these events and all other county services for proper waste disposal.”

All shredding events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. based on the following schedule:

April 1 – Monmouth Beach; 29 Ocean Ave. at the Bathing Pavilion.

May 6 – Aberdeen; Parking Lot at 1 Aberdeen Square.

May 20 – Keyport; West Front Street at Fireman’s Park.

June 17 – Upper Freehold; 314 Route 539 in Cream Ridge at the Municipal Building.

July 15 – Spring Lake Heights; Route 71 and Brighton Ave. at the Elementary School.

Sept. 10 – Manasquan; Parking Lot at Fourth Ave.

Sept. 24 – Marlboro; 1979 Township Drive at the Municipal Complex.

Oct. 7 – Neptune Township; 2201 Heck Ave. at the Department of Public Works.

Nov. 18 – Oceanport; 440 Port au Peck Ave. at Blackberry Bay Park.

County residents may bring up to 100 pounds to be shredded. The shredding event will stop once the shredding truck is full. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips that may be left on documents.

This is a project of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and 2017 partner municipalities of Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Keyport, Manasquan, Marlboro, Monmouth Beach, Neptune Township, Oceanport, Spring Lake Heights and Upper Freehold.

Information about these paper shredding events, recycling and removing other items from the County’s waste stream may be obtained from the County’s website at or by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.