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.
2018 Residential Document Shredding Program (PDF).
Please note: Location for the May 19th event has been changed to Beachwood at their Municipal Complex Lot (1600 Pinewald Rd., Beachwood NJ 08722). Additionally, location for the Point Pleasant Borough event on September 22nd has been changed to their Municipal Building Lot (2233 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant NJ 08742).
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Directions (May - July Events): Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to each event.
[05/02/18] WEDNESDAY -- Little Egg Harbor Township -- L.E.H. Community Center Lot -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 319 West Cala Breeze Way, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
[05/12/18] -- South Toms River Borough -- Recreation Center Lot -- 9 AM - 11 AM -- 1 Drake Ln., Toms River, NJ 08533
[05/19/18] -- Beachwood Borough -- Municipal Complex Lot -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 1600 Pinewald Rd., Beachwood, NJ 08722
[06/02/18] --Berkeley Township -- Recycling Center Yard Lot -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 630 Pinewald Keswick Rd.., Forked River, NJ 08732
[06/09/18] -- Eagleswood Township -- Municipal Complex Lot -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 146 Division St., West Creek, NJ 08092
[06/16/18] -- Stafford Township -- Southern Recycling Center Lot -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 379 Haywood Rd., Manahawkin, NJ 08050
[06/23/18] -- Bay Head Borough -- Recycling Center Lot -- 9 AM - 11 AM -- 214 Park Ave., Bay Head, NJ 08742
[06/30/18] -- Manchester Township -- High School Soccer Field Lot -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 101 S Colonial Dr., Manchester, NJ 08759
[07/13/18] FRIDAY -- Lakewood Township -- Public Works Yard -- 9 AM - 1 PM -- 1 America Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701
[07/21/18] -- Tuckerton Borough -- Recycling Center Lot -- 9 AM - 11 AM -- 445 South Green St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087
[07/21/18] -- Ocean Township -- Recycling Center Lot -- 9 AM - 11 AM -- 50 Railroad Ave., Waretown, NJ 08758