County To Host Two More 2018 Paper-Shredding Events

Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little (right), who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, with Arthur Burns, Superintendent of Recycling Operations, toss shredded residential paper into the special bins at the Southern Ocean County Recycling Center in Stafford Township. Residents who shred at home can use the bins at the recycling center for disposal or residents are encouraged to use the free document-shredding program. Shredded residential papers should not be placed curbside with other recyclables. (Photo courtesy Ocean County.)

TOMS RIVER – Ocean County residents have two more opportunities this year to bulk shred household documents for free.

The county’s free residential shredding program will take place:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 22, at the Point Pleasant Borough Municipal Building, 2233 Bridge Ave.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 29, at the Jackson Township Municipal Building, rear lot, 95 West Veterans Highway.

This year’s shredding events, held at 22 locations, were serviced by IDSAutoshred of Toms River.

“We hope that residents have taken advantage of the shredding events held for the past few months,” Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to Ocean County’s recycling program, said. “This is a free program that is good for the environment, eliminates household clutter and provides a layer of security needed to protect our neighbors and families from identity theft.”

The automatic feeding and dumping system keeps documents private.

Residents are limited to six boxes or bags of documents per event. All paper documents and forms are accepted; paper clips or staples need not be removed.

The county cannot accept X-rays, CDs, floppy disks, microfilm, and file folders.

“I encourage our residents to attend the sites available during the final stretch of this year’s program,” Little said. “You are not limited to which sites you can attend.”

Residents who shred documents at home can drop off shredded documents at boxes at both county recycling center.

For more information, contact the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management at 732-506-5047 or visit co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SolidWaste.