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2/7/2019 - Operation Secure Shred - Free Document Shredding for Somerset County Residents

Free Document Shredding for Somerset County Residents

 The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works Department invite residents to take advantage of the Operation Secure Shred program for easy, no-hassle shredding of personal documents.

All events will be held rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity, at which time the event is over. Proof of residency is required
(a current driver's license, valid lease, tax bill or any other bill with a Somerset County address). Pre-registration is not required. No businesses or commercial vehicles are allowed.

"To protect your privacy and safeguard against identify theft, it is recommended that you properly dispose of personal documents," said Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public works liaison. "We are pleased that Somerset County and its municipalities can provide this valuable service to our residents.”

Subsequent events will be hosted by the county and participating municipalities on the following dates: Aug. 31, in Hillsborough at the Somerset County Public Works South County Facility, 410 Roycefield Road; Sept. 28, in Branchburg at the Municipal Building, 1077 U.S. Highway 202 North; Oct. 5, in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601; and Nov. 9, in Green Brook at the Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Ave.

Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities are invited to attend as many free on-site mobile paper-shredding events, as they wish to attend. Residents do not have to reside in the towns that are holding the events to participate.

Trained, licensed and bonded document-destruction specialists will commercially shred documents safely, privately and properly. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed. Residents may bring up to six boxes, containers or bags of documents per visit and will be asked to take back their receptacles. Residents may stay and watch as their documents are shredded.

Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will not be accepted. This shredding opportunity is not open to businesses.

For more information about the locations of municipal shredding events, contact the towns directly. A listing of towns in Somerset County can be found at Schedules of shredding events are available at

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

If you are a victim of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission provides a comprehensive booklet titled, "Identity Theft: A Recovery Plan," visit

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