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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 you documents at home and bring your shredded office paper to the drop-off boxes located near Building 105 at the Southern Recycling Center or Building 68 at the Northern Recycling Center for recycling shredded office paper should NOT be placed with curbside recyclables.

2. Bring your unshredded documents to a residential document shredding event. You can bring up to 6 boxes (or bags) of documents each day, This program runs during spring and summer dates TBA for 2020, please note that is 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.

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).

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Directions: Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to events (TBA '20).

TBA in 2020