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Department of Solid Waste Management

Document Shredding Program


You can effectively recycle you confidential documents with us, we offer 2 options:

1. Shred your documents at home and bring the shred to our recycling centers Building 105 at the Southern Recycling Center or Building 68 at the Northern Recycling Center, for proper recycling. Shredded office paper should NOT be placed with curbside recyclables. It cannot be sorted, separate collection helps to avoid contaminating other materials being processed at the facility, which can lower overall quality and make recycling these materials more difficult.

- Northern Recycling center located at 601 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ Drop off at building 68.
- Southern Recycling Center located at 379 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Drop off at building 105.

2. Bring your unshredded documents to a Residential Document Shredding event for secure & proper recycling. You may bring up to 6 boxes (Banker Box Size) or bags of documents per event. This program runs during the Spring and Fall of each year; please note Residential Document Shredding events are for RESIDENTS ONLY. Business and/or commercial documents will not be accepted.

Find out if you need to shred your documents before you head out .

By bringing ONLY the documents that need to be shredded, you will allow more residents to take advantage of the program. Save yourself some time and help us expedite the process by bringing ONLY documents with Social Security Numbers, Full Account Numbers, or Legal documents with signatures

PLEASE REMOVE Newspapers   -   Magazines   -   Hardcover books<br>Junk mail   -   Hanging files   -   Folders   -   Greeting cards Photos   -   X-rays   -   CDs   -   Shredded paper or garbage

View the press release. View the Document Shredding Schedule 2020 (PDF).

We appreciate everyone's patience at this time. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us:

via email: ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us
via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ocswm/
via phone at: 732.506.5047

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If you cannot attend one of our events, Staples, FedEx and UPS will accept documents for destruction for a nominal fee.

SEPTEMBER 2020 Event Locations



PAST EVENT Sat. September 12th, 2020 -- Ship Bottom

Sat. September 19th, 2020 -- Ocean Twp (Waretown) --- Municipal Complex --- 9 AM - 1 PM --- 50 Railroad Ave, Oceap Twp, NJ

Sat. September 26th, 2020 -- Beachwood --- Municipal Complex Lot --- 9 AM - 1 PM --- 1600 Pinewald Rd. Beachwood, NJ