Shred paper for free in Essex County during the Saturday event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County will bring back its paper shredding day for another round on Saturday, November 5.

The event – which is free to county residents – will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove.

According to a county press release:

“The paper shredded during the event will be recycled. There is no limit on the amount of paper residents can bring to Paper Shredding Day. However, plastic sheets and covers and metal bindings must be removed from the paper for shredding. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Photo negatives and film are not accepted. Essex County Paper Shredding Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged for bringing equipment, but must provide proof of residency on site. Commercial companies cannot deposit materials. For more information, call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, ext. 2580.”

“In addition to our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper is a great way to reduce reusable materials from our waste stream,” said Joseph DiVincenzo. Jr., Essex County Executive.

“Our Paper Shredding Day empowers residents to protect their personal information by securely destroying old documents with the paper being recycled,” DiVincenzo added.

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