Somerset County to Hold Free Document Shredding Event on Aug. 28

Operation Secure Shred Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft

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

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to Operation Secure Shred. Residents can take advantage of a FREE, easy and secure way to get rid of personal documents on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage (South County Facility),  located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled to capacity. The event will occur rain or shine.

Social Distancing Guidelines
Residents should be prepared to unload their items. Staff will be available to assist residents 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.

Residents from all 21 Somerset County municipalities can attend as many shredding events, as they like, and can also participate even if they do not reside in the towns that are holding the events. To view a list of 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 can download the Federal Trade Commission’s comprehensive booklet, “Identity Theft: A Recovery Plan.” Click here for more information.

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