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Shred safely: There’s still time left this year to shred unwanted documents for free

Engaging in a bit of fall cleaning? Monmouth County still has a few paper shredding events scheduled through the end of the year to give residents the opportunity to dispose of old documents and confidential files safely.

“The County is proud to provide our residents with multiple opportunities to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and documents through the Monmouth County Reclamation Center and our local partners. This free event not only helps residents declutter their homes, but also can protect their personal information from identity theft,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The types of personal documents that should be shredded include bank statements, medical records, legal documents, utility bills, and anything with a signature. On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to thank our partners for assisting us in offering this important service to our residents.”

All shredding events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 – Marlboro Municipal Complex, 1979 Township Dr.
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 – Colts Neck, Town Hall Parking Lot, 124 Cedar Dr.
  • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Freehold Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Plaza
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 – Sea Bright, Borough Hall Parking Lot, 1099 Ocean Ave.
  • Saturday, Nov. 5 – Allenhurst Beach Club, End of Corlies Ave. near Ocean Ave.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 – Middletown High School North, 63 Tindall Dr.

County residents may shred up to 100 pounds, which is equivalent to four office paper boxes or four large sized trash bags. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck and the event will end once the mobile truck is full or its scheduled end time. Large binder clips must be removed from documents; staples and paper clips can remain.

Information about the paper shredding events and recycling can be found on the recycling section of the County’s website,, or call 732-683-8686, ext. 8967.

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