Next Free Shredding Date April 28

Posted on April 23, 2018

The next Operation Secure Shred free document-shredding event will be held April 28 at Auten Road School in Hillsborough. A valid NJ driver’s license is required as proof of Somerset County residency.

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county’s Public Works Department invite residents to take advantage of the “Operation Secure Shred” program for easy, no-hassle shredding of personal documents.

The next shredding event will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Auten Road School, 281 Auten Road, Hillsborough. All events are held rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity, at which time they leave and the event is over for that day. A valid New Jersey driver’s license to confirm Somerset County residency is required. Pre-registration is not required. No businesses are allowed.

“Properly disposing of personal documents is a necessary step in safeguarding and protecting your personal information and credit and in preventing identify theft,” said Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public works liaison. “We are pleased to be able to provide this very popular service to our residents again this year, in collaboration with our municipalities.”

Subsequent events will be hosted by the county and participating municipalities as follows: July 7 in Somerset at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, 475 DeMott Lane; July 21 in Bedminster at the Public Works Building, 75 Miller Lane; July 28 in Bridgewater at the Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way; Aug. 25 at the Somerset County Public Works South County Facility, 410 Roycefield Road in Hillsborough; Sept. 22 in Branchburg at the Municipal Building,1077 U.S. Highway 202 North; Oct. 6 in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School,1016 Routh 601; Oct. 20 in Green Brook at the Green Brook Middle School,132 Jefferson Ave.; and Jan. 19, 2019 at the Somerset County Public Works North County Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater.

Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities are invited to 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.

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

Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will not be accepted. This shredding opportunity is not open to businesses.

For more information about locations of the municipal shredding events, contact the towns directly. Click here for a listing of towns in Somerset County. A schedule of shredding events and more is available on our website too.

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

If you believe that you are a victim of identity theft, click here for the Federal Trade Commission’s comprehensive booklet titled, “Taking Charge: What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen.

Source: Somerset Cty Public Works