Ocean County Press Release
Residential Shredding Program Will Be In 15 Towns 9/14/2012

THE OCEAN COUNTY Board of Chosen Freeholders is again sponsoring its Residential Document Shredding Program that will be held in 15 different municipalities starting Sept. 21.

"This program gives our residents an opportunity to shred old documents and personal papers safely and securely," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the county's recycling program. "It costs nothing to use the program and it certainly helps to provide peace of mind."

September dates, times and locations are: 9 to 11 a.m., Sept. 21, Seaside Park Recycling Center, 14th and Barnegat Avenues; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 22, Lacey Township Recycling Center, 820 Municipal Lane; 9 to 11 a.m., Sept. 28, Long Beach Township Recycling Center, 7910 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach.

October dates, times and locations are: 9 to 11 a.m., Oct. 5, Bay Head Recycling Center, 214 Park Ave.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 6, Ocean County Southern Recycling Center, 379 Haywood Road, Stafford Township; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 12, Lakehurst Recycling Center, 800 Myrtle St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 19, Little Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 319 West Calabreeze Way; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 26, Point Pleasant Recycling Center, Arthur Avenue; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 27, Jackson Township Public Works Garage, 10 Don Connor Boulevard.

November dates times and locations are: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 2, Ocean Township Town Hall, 50 Railroad Ave., Waretown; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 3, Brick Township Recycling Center, 836 Ridge Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 9, Toms River Township Recycling Center, 1672 Church Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 10, Berkeley Township Public Works Garage, 360 Pinewald-Keswick Road, Bayville; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 16, Lakewood Township Public Works Yard, 1 America Ave., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 17, Manchester Township Public Works Garage, 1360 Route 70.

Residents can attend any site and registration is not required. The program is only open to residents and commercial documents will not be accepted. More than 68 tons of papers were shredded during the spring program.

Lacey noted that the program is secure because the shredding units feature an automatic feeding and dumping system which eliminates human contact with residents' documents.

"This approach provides an added layer of security for our residents," Lacey said.

Residents can bring up to six boxes or bags of documents and the program is for all paper documents and forms. For added ease, paper clips and staples do not have to be removed.

"Identity theft can cause havoc on a person's everyday life," said Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. "We want to make sure important papers are gotten rid of properly so information cannot be stolen."

For more information contact the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management at 1-800-55-RECYCLE.

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