Destroy and Recycle Your Personal Documents for Free October 30 – County of Union, New Jersey


The last paper shredding event of 2021 is reserved for residents of Union County.

Union County, NJ – Residents of Union County can bring their personal and sensitive papers to the latest free paper shredding event of 2021, sponsored by the Union County Council of Commissioners. The event will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nokia corporate campus, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.

The free shredding service will resume next spring after a seasonal hiatus during the winter.

“The free shredding service makes it easy and convenient for Union County residents to dispose of sensitive documents while supporting our county-wide recycling efforts. We encourage everyone to participate, especially since this is the last shredding event of 2021, ”said Chairman of the Council of Commissioners Alexander Mirabella.

The free shredding event starts at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to end at 1:00 p.m., but may end earlier if the shredder trucks fill up to capacity.

The event is only by car. Large signage will be installed to direct drivers from the Nokia campus entrance to the site.

Participants are reminded that pre-shredded, damp or wet paper will not be accepted. Ties, large plastic or metal clips, and other paraphernalia should be removed.

Drivers must stay in their cars while staff unload their papers, which are shredded on site in a mobile shredder truck.

As a precaution against COVID-19, participants should keep their windows rolled up and wear a face mask.

Union County Free Shedding Events are intended for personal and sensitive documents only. Residents can recycle magazines, junk mail and other waste paper through their municipal recycling program. For information, contact the municipal recycling coordinator.

For more information on all recycling programs run by Union County, visit or call the Union County Recycling hotline at 908-654-9889.

For the latest news and updates on all municipal and county-wide recycling programs in Union County, download the free Recycle Coach app. More information is available at

Quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities are available at

The mobile paper shredding program is funded by the Recycling Enhancement Act Grant, which is requested by Union County and received from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Testing Center at Kean University, the mobile test unit, information on immunization, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit covid19. General information on COVID-19 is available from the New Jersey Department of Health at

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