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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 center drop-off boxes, located near 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.

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

Shredded 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.

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.

Paperclips and staples need not be removed from documents. Unacceptable items include: x-rays, CDs, floppy disks, microfilm, and file folders.

[06/25/20] UPDATE: The first scheduled event for 2020 will take place on July 11th in Stafford Township. Fifteen additional dates will follow, ending with the last event of the year on October 24th in Jackson Township.

Click Here to view the press release.

The first scheduled event for 2020 will take place on July 11th at Stafford Twp. After that, 15 more events will follow extending the program throughout Oct 24th.

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

Click Here to view the UPDATED flyer (PDF).
We appreciate everyone's patience at this time. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us:

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JULY 2020 Event Locations



Sat. July 11th, 2020 -- Stafford --- Ocean County Southern Recycling Center --- 9 AM - 1 PM --- 379 Haywood Rd., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Sat. July 18th, 2020 -- Bay Head --- Recycling Center Lot --- 9 AM - 11 AM --- 214 Park Ave., Bay Head, NJ 08742



Fri. July 31st, 2020 -- Toms River --- Riverwood Park Lot --- 9 AM - 1 PM --- 250 Riverwood Dr., Toms River, NJ 08755