Opportunities to dispose of old documents safely

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County has scheduled a dozen 2016 Paper Shredding events in local communities so that Monmouth County residents have opportunities to get rid of old documents and confidential files safely.

“We are happy to offer these events for responsible paper disposal which will help residents reduce the risk of identity theft,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. “The County continues to be proactive in removing recyclables from our waste stream and 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. as follows:

    Saturday, April 2 – Howell Township Public Works, 278 Old Tavern Rd.
    Sunday, April 24 – Manasquan, Fourth Avenue Parking Lot (will accept FoodBank donations)
    Sunday, May 1 – Wagner Farm Park parking lot, 4 Baird Rd., Millstone
    Sunday, June 12 – Marlboro Municipal Complex, 1979 Township Dr.
    Saturday, June 18 – Neptune Township Department of Public Works, 2201 Heck Ave.
    Saturday, June 25 – Keyport Fireman’s Park, West Front Street
    Sunday, July 10 – Middletown High School North, 59 Tindall Rd.
    Saturday, Aug. 6 – Spring Lake Heights Elementary School, 1110 Highway 71
    Saturday, Aug. 13 – Long Branch High School, 404 Indiana Ave.
    Saturday, Sept. 17 – Freehold Township Municipal Building, One Municipal Plaza
    Saturday, Oct. 1 – Colts Neck Municipal Complex, 124 Cedar Ave.
    Saturday, Dec. 3 – Belmar Public Works, 805 13th Ave.

“Monmouth County has partnered with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to host a food drive for the entire month of April,” said Freeholder John P. Curley. “If you are planning to attend the April 24 paper shredding event in Manasquan, please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation.”

County residents may bring up to 100 lbs. 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 may be left on documents.

This is a project of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and 2016 partner municipalities of Belmar, Colts Neck, Freehold Township, Howell, Keyport, Long Branch, Manasquan, Marlboro, Middletown, Millstone, Neptune and Spring Lake Heights.

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 www.visitmonmouth.com or by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.