‘Operation Secure Shred’ Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft

The event is open rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are full.

Post Date: 03/20/2024 10:26 AM

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to “Operation Secure Shred.” Residents can take advantage of this FREE, easy and secure way to dispose of personal documents on Saturday, March 23, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County Facility located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08807 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled. The event will occur rain or shine.

Residents should be prepared to unload the 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 www.co.somerset.nj.us/shredding.

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 publicworks@co.somerset.nj.us.

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 with downloadable resources. To learn more, visit IdentityTheft.gov.

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