Ocean County Press Release
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County's free Residential Shredding Program is down to its final two dates of the year.
"We hope that residents have taken advantage of the shredding events held for the past few months," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to Ocean County's recycling program.
The 2018 shredding event included 22 locations, which were serviced by IDSAutoshred of Toms River.
"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," Little said.
The shred units feature an automatic feeding and dumping system that eliminates human contact with private documents. Residents are limited to six boxes or bags of documents per event.
The program is for all paper documents and paper forms; paper clips and staples need not be removed. Unacceptable items include 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."
For residents who prefer to shred documents at home, Ocean County offers drop-off boxes at both County recycling centers for shredded office paper.
The final stops on this year's schedule includes the following dates, times and locations:
• Point Pleasant Borough Municipal Building, 2233 Bridge Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 22
• Jackson Township Municipal Building Rear Lot, 95 West Veterans Highway, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 29.
For more information, contact the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management at 732-506-5047 or visit http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SolidWaste.