Free Document Shredding Sept. 28

Posted on September 7, 2019

For Somerset County Residents

Operation Secure Shred” – the free document-shredding program for Somerset County residents

The next shredding event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, in Branchburg at the Municipal Building, 1077 U.S. Highway 202 North. All events will be held rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity, at which time the event is over. Proof of residency is required. Subsequent events will be hosted by the county and participating municipalities on the following dates:Oct. 5, in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601; and Nov. 9, in Green Brook at the Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Ave.

Proof of residency is required (a current driver’s license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

Residents may stay and watch as their documents are shredded. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities are invited to have their 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 towns that are holding the events to participate. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed. Residents may bring up to six boxes, containers or bags of documents per visit and will be asked to take back their receptacles. Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will not be accepted. This shredding opportunity is not open to businesses.

The full schedule of upcoming dates and locations for 2019 is found at:

For more information about the Operation Secure Shred program, contact the Somerset County Public Works Department at 908-203-6018 or or visit

If you believe that you are a victim of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission provides a comprehensive booklet titled, “Taking Charge: What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen,” at

Source: Somerset County Public Information