Mobile Document-Shredding Program Will Visit Scotch Plains

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SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County residents will be able to take advantage of the county’s mobile document shredding program on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Scotch Plains.

The shredding event will take place on the campus of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. NEXCUT Shredding of Teaneck will be shredding documents at the site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The shredding event will end before 1 p.m. if the shredding truck reaches capacity.


All Union County residents are eligible to use the personal document paper-shredding service. In an effort to accommodate all participants, there is a limit of four boxes per person. Documents should not be bound. Remove plastic binders and paperclips. Residents should continue to recycle non-confidential papers and magazines with their municipal recycling program.

Documents are put into 96-gallon containers provided by the shredding company. The items are then dumped onto a conveyor belt and put through the shredder. Participants are welcome to view the shredding process via a closed-circuit television. The shredded documents are then recycled, shipped to paper mills and used as pulp.

The next document-shredding event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Warinanco Park, on the border of Roselle and Elizabeth, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The mobile shredding program is paid for through funds from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Services Tax Grant. Shredding may be cancelled in the event of extreme bad weather. Call the Recycling Hotline for more information about future events, directions, or event day cancellation at 1-908-654-9889 or visit

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