News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners


Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner



May 11, 2021


Somerset County to Hold Free Document Shredding Event on May 15

Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft


BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County is sponsoring Operation Secure Shred on Saturday, May 15, at the Somerset County Public Works GarageNorth County Facility located at 411 Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the trucks are filled. The event is a FREE and easy way for residents to help guard against identity theft. The event will occur rain or shine.


Social Distancing Guidelines

Facial coverings are required. 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.” For more information, visit


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