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Free Document Shredding for Somerset County Residents

Next Shredding Event Is July 13

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 on Saturday, July 13, at the Franklin Township Sewerage Authority, located at 70 Commerce Drive, Somerset. Rain or shine, all events are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled, at which time the trucks leave and the event is over. 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.


"To help prevent identify theft and protect your privacy, it is recommended that you properly dispose of personal documents," said Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public works liaison. "We are pleased to provide this popular service in cooperation with our municipalities.”


Subsequent events will be hosted by the county and participating municipalities as follows: July 27, in Bedminster at the Public Works Building, 75 Miller Lane; Aug. 10, in Bridgewater at the Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way; Aug. 31, in Hillsborough at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County Facility, 410 Roycefield Road; Sept. 28, in Branchburg at the Municipal Building, 1077 U.S. Highway 202 North; 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.

 

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.

Trained, licensed and bonded document-destruction specialists will commercially shred documents safely, privately and properly. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed. Residents may bring up to six boxes, containers or bags of documents per visit, but 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 the location of the municipal shredding events, contact the towns directly. A listing of towns in Somerset County can be found at http://bit.ly/SCTowns. A schedule of shredding events and more are available at www.co.somerset.nj.us/shredding


For more information about the “Operation Secure Shred” program, contact the Somerset County Public Works Department at 908-203-6018 or publicworks@co.somerset.nj.us.

If 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 http://bit.ly/IDTheftTakeControl .

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