Throughout the year, the Somerset County Division of Consumer Protection provides free shredding events to county residents courtesy of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and this Saturday, residents from throughout the area can bring old bills, statements and other personal documents to the Bernards Township Engineering Services building.
Operation Secure Shred began in 2007 and is offered at throughout the year at convenient locations throughout the county, with the service open to all Somerset County residents. The free program is intended to provide those residents a safe and easy way to dispose of bulk personal information, according to information from Bernards Township.
Saturday shredding event
The shredding service is scheduled for this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bernards Engineering Services building at 277 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
The County of Somerset has contracted with trained, licensed and bonded document destruction specialists, according to information from the county. Commercial shredding trucks are brought on-site by these vendors.
At each event, consumers are invited to bring their unwanted personal documents and records to be safely and privately cross-shredded. Each mobile truck has a 12,500 pound capacity and comes equipped with video monitoring to view the actual shredding process. Residents can be assured knowing their confidential information has been disposed of safely and securely by trained professionals.
In turn, the tons of shredded material that is collected is fully recycled, helping to keep the county's communities green, according to the county's Division of Consumer Protection.
More information for what should be shredded or not is on the Somerset County website.