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Shredded Office Paper


Throughout the year the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsors a Residential Document Shredding Program.

Click Here to view more information about that program.

For residents who prefer to shred their own documents at home, Ocean County is now offering drop-off boxes at both County recycling centers for shredded office paper.

Shredded office paper cannot be effectively sorted by the County’s Recyclable Materials Processing Facility, and therefore needs to be recycled separately in order to produce a marketable commodity. Separate collection also helps to avoid issues with paper contaminating the other materials being processed at the facility, which can lower overall quality and make recycling these materials more difficult.

For these reasons shredded office paper should NOT be placed with curbside single stream recyclables, and should instead be brought to the drop-off boxes located near Building 105 at the Southern Recycling Center or Building 68 at the Northern Recycling Center for recycling.