Ocean County’s 10th Residential Document Shredding Program

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Residential Document Shredding Program is back as of April 14 for its 10th year. The program will include 22 locations throughout Ocean County, serviced by IDSAutoshred.

“This free and very popular program moves around the county providing a layer of safety from identity theft,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. “This is an opportunity to rid your home of papers that may include sensitive information and should be shredded rather than just tossed into recycling or the trash.”

Locations for the program this year include:

  • Brick Township Public Works Yard Lot: 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., April 14
  • Long Beach Township, St. Francis Community Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 20
  • Plumsted Township Municipal Complex Lot: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., April 28
  • Little Egg Harbor Township, Little Egg Harbor Community Center: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 2
  • South Toms River Recreation Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., May 12
  • Point Pleasant Beach Public Works Yard Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 19
  • Berkeley Township Recycling Center Yard Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 2
  • Eagleswood Township Municipal Complex Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 9
  • Stafford Township, Southern Ocean County Recycling Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 16
  • Bay Head Recycling Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., June 23
  • Manchester Township High School Soccer Field Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 30
  • Lakewood Public Works Yard: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 13
  • Tuckerton Recycling Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 21
  • Ocean Township Municipal Complex Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 28
  • Lakehurst Public Works Yard Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 4
  • Toms River Township, Riverwood Park Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 10
  • Lacey Township Recycling Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 18
  • Pine Beach, Walling Field Lot, 601 Station Ave., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Aug. 25
  • Seaside Heights Recycling Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 8
  • Surf City Police Department Lot: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 15
  • Point Pleasant Recycling Center Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 22
  • Jackson Township Municipal Building Rear Lot: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 29

Commercial documents will not be accepted at the sites. Shredding is for paper documents and forms. Make sure to remove all staples and paper clips from documents! Things not to bring include x-rays, CDs, floppy disks, microfilm, and file folders. Residents are limited to six boxes or bags of documents per event.

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Each location will run the complete schedule or until the truck is full; one truck can hold 10,000 to 12,000 pounds of paper.

Ocean County also offers drop-off boxes at both County recycling centers for shredded office paper. This is where you should bring shredded office paper instead of placing it in curbside recycling receptacles.

“Recycling helps to save landfill space and protects the environment. We encourage our citizens to take advantage of the programs offered and to help make a difference in preserving our natural resources,” said Little.