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Residential Document Shredding Program


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.


Another option for residents is to simply bring their unshredded documents to a residential document shredding event.

Throughout the year the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsors a Residential Document Shredding Program. Numerous collection dates are offered for County residents to properly recycle sensitive papers and other documents. Each program will run the complete scheduled time or until the truck(s) fill to capacity (capacity for one truck is approximately 8000lbs). Shredding units feature an automatic feeding and dumping system, which eliminates human contact with County resident’s documents.

This program is open to RESIDENTS ONLY. Business and/or commercial documents will not be accepted.

In order to conserve truck space, residents are limited to 6 boxes (or bags) of documents each day.

Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed from documents. Unacceptable items include: x-rays, CDs, floppy disks, micro film, and file folders.

Click Here to view the 2019 Residential Document Shredding Program schedule (PDF).


To receive automatic email notifications/updates on the Document Shredding Programs, please Click Here.

Directions: Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to events (April-May).



Berkeley Township -- 06/08/19 [SATURDAY] -- Recycling Center Lot -- 630 Pinewald Keswick Rd., Bayville 08721 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Point Pleasant Borough -- 06/15/19 [SATURDAY] -- Borough High School Lot -- 2300 Panther Path (off Beaver Dam Rd.), Point Pleasant 08742 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Ocean Gate Borough -- 06/15/19 [SATURDAY] -- Municipal Bldg Rear Lot -- 801 Ocean Gate Ave., Ocean Gate 08740 -- 9 AM - 11 AM

Eagleswood Township -- 06/29/19 [SATURDAY] -- Municipal Complex Lot -- 146 Division St., West Creek 08092 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Lakewood Township -- 07/12/19 [FRIDAY] -- Public Works Lot -- 1 America Ave., Lakewood 08701 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Stafford Township -- 07/20/19 [SATURDAY] -- Southern Recycling Center Lot -- 379 Haywood Rd., Manahawkin 08050 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Tuckerton Borough -- 07/27/19 [SATURDAY] -- Recycling Center Lot -- 445 South Green St., Tuckerton 08087 -- 9 AM - 11 AM

Pine Beach Borough -- 08/03/19 [SATURDAY] -- Walling Field Lot -- 601 Station Ave., Pine Beach 08741 -- 9 AM - 11 AM

Toms River Township -- 08/09/19 [FRIDAY] -- Riverwood Park Lot -- 250 Riverwood Dr., Toms River 08755 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Lakehurst Borough -- 08/17/19 [SATURDAY] -- Public Works Lot -- 800 Myrtle St., Lakehurst 08733 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Manchester Township -- 08/24/19 [SATURDAY] -- Soccer Field Lot -- 101 S. Colonial Dr., Manchester 08759 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Seaside Park Borough -- 09/07/19 [SATURDAY] -- SSP Recycling Yard -- 14th St. & Barnegat Ave., Seaside Park 08741 -- 9 AM - 11 AM

Ocean Township -- 09/14/19 [SATURDAY] -- Municipal Complex Lot -- 50 Railroad Ave., Waretown 08759 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

Beachwood Township -- 09/28/19 [SATURDAY] -- Municipal Complex Lot -- 1600 Pinewald Rd., Beachwood 08759 -- 9 AM - 1 PM