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Somerset County to Hold Free Document Shredding Event on June 11
‘Operation Secure Shred’ Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to “Operation Secure Shred.” Residents can take advantage of the FREE, easy and secure way to dispose of personal documents on Saturday, June 11, at the Franklin Township Sewerage Authority located at 70 Commerce Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity. The event will occur rain or shine.

Residents should be prepared to unload items to be shredded from their vehicles. Staff will be available to assist them if necessary.

Proof of Residency
Residents must be prepared to present a current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill that shows proof of a Somerset County address. Pre-registration is not required. Businesses and commercial vehicles are NOT allowed.

Attend Any Shredding Event
Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities can attend as many shredding events as they like and can participate even if they do not reside in the towns that are holding the events. To view a list of dates and locations for shredding events, visit

Items Accepted
Participants can bring up to six boxes, containers or bags of documents per visit, but they will be required to take back their receptacles. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed.

Items Not Accepted
Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will NOT be accepted.

 For more information about Operation Secure Shred, contact the Somerset County Public Works Department at 908-203-6018 or email

Victims of Identity Theft
Victims of identity theft can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s online one-stop resource center, which provides a step-by-step process for recovering from identity theft and downloadable resources. Learn more, visit

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