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Union County Residents Can Shred Personal Documents for Free in August – Union County

Union County’s free recycling program continues in August with a personal document drop-off event this Saturday, August 13. Residents can bring up to four bags or boxes of sensitive personal papers free of charge for secure shredding.

“We encourage residents to use our free shredding program to help guard against identity theft, in addition to conserving resources through our recycling program,” Union County Commissioner Chairperson said. , Rebecca L. Williams.

The next event will be on Saturday, August 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

Any Union County resident can participate, regardless of their hometown.

Union County paper shredding events are car-only and contactless. Drivers must stay in their car while staff unload their papers. A mobile shredding truck will safely destroy papers on site.

Please note that the event may end before 1:00 p.m. if the shredding truck fills to capacity.

All documents must be clean and dry. No pre-shredded paper will be accepted. Fasteners, large plastic or metal clips and any other paraphernalia should be removed.

As a reminder, Union County paper shredding events are for sensitive and personal documents only. No commercial paper will be accepted. Magazines, junk mail and other paper waste should be recycled through a municipal recycling program.

More free paper shredding events are planned for September and October, after which the program will go on winter hiatus. The last event of the season will take place on October 29.

For the complete 2022 paper shredding schedule and for more information on all Union County-run recycling programs, visit or call the Union County Helpline at 908 -654-9889.

For the latest news and updates on all municipal and countywide recycling programs in Union County in a convenient mobile format, download the free Recycle Coach app. More information is available at

Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities are available at

The mobile paper shredding program is funded by Recycling Enhancement Act Grant funds, which are requested by Union County and received from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution, and other emergency services. support, visit General information about COVID-19 is available from the New Jersey Department of Health at

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