Essex Residents Can Shred Documents For Free On Oct. 28

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to the first-ever Essex County Paper Shredding Day, Oct. 28 at the Essex County Public Works Department in Cedar Grove.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling Day, shredding paper is a great way to reduce our waste stream, promote recycling and protect our personal information,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo. “We all have accumulated documents that contain our vital information. Shredding is the best way to dispose of these documents because our personal information is destroyed and the paper is recycled,” he added.

Paper shredded at the event will be recycled. There is no limit on how much paper residents may bring to the Paper Shredding Day. However, plastic sheets and covers and metal binders must be removed from paper to be shredded. Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed.

Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the County’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment, used tires and paper shredding. Household Hazardous Waste and Computer and Electronics collection days are held in the spring and fall.

The Essex County Paper Shredding Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.

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