2019 Free Document Shred Schedule Announced

Posted on April 6, 2019


Somerset County offers all residents a free document-shredding program at various locations around the county.

Shredding events are held on 10 Saturdays through the “Operation Secure Shred” program, rain or shine. All shredding events are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity, at which time they leave and the event is over for the day.

The 2019 Operation Secure Shred program will run from March 30, 2019 to November 9, 2019.

Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities can have personal documents shredded at as many free, on-site mobile paper-shredding events as they wish to attend. Residents do not have to reside in the town hosting an event to participate.  Montgomery Township will host an October 5th Shred Day at Montgomery High School, 1016 Rt. 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.  The  Montgomery Twp. Earth Day Fair, to be held May 5th in Skillman Park, also offers an additional document shredding opportunity.

After the initial county-hosted kick-off event in March, subsequent events are hosted by various municipalities, with assistance from Somerset County.    Please contact Somerset County directly for further information.

Documents are commercially shredded safely, privately, and properly by trained, licensed, and bonded document destruction specialists. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed. Residents can bring documents in up to six boxes, containers, or bags per visit and may stay and watch as their documents are shredded. Residents will be asked to take back their receptacles.

The following recyclable items will not be accepted: junk mail, magazines and newspapers. The 2019 Recycling Collection Schedule and more are available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle.

“Operation Secure Shred” events are free of charge for Somerset County residents; pre-registration is not required.  No businesses allowedNo commercial vehicles allowed. Proof of residency is required (current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address).

Operation Secure Shred is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with the county Department of Public Works. For more information, call 908-203-6018 or email PublicWorks@co.somerset.nj.us

For tips on managing your personal documents and information, click here to read “To Shred or Not To Shred” brochure.

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Arc of Somerset County Shredding Services
The Arc of Somerset County offers year-round shredding services, for a fee, to businesses and individuals. Please contact the Arc of Somerset County for details

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Source: Somerset County Website