News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner Deputy Director
Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul Drake, Commissioner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2023
Somerset County to Hold Free Document Shredding Event on Sept. 16
‘Operation Secure Shred’ Helps Protect Residents Against Identity Theft
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, Sept. 16, 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and downloadable resources. Learn more, visit IdentityTheft.gov.
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