Burlington County hosting free shredding event for residents’ confidential documents on Sept. 9

Residents are urged to bring only “confidential” documents for shredding.

Burlington County residents will have an opportunity to recycle their confidential documents at a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex in Florence.

“A record-breaking 4,200 residents have participated in our shredding events so far this year, recycling more than 125,000 pounds of confidential documents,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs, who added that the shredding events are one small part of the county’s initiative to ensure residents are recycling right. “I am thrilled this free and convenient service is becoming more and more popular every year.”

Residents can bring confidential documents such as bank and credit card statements, tax returns and papers with account numbers or social security numbers for on-site shredding. Binders, plastic folders, computer disks and plastic credit cards are not permitted.

As many as four bags or boxes per car will be accepted. Already-shredded paper can also be recycled. Once again, volunteers will be on hand to help unload confidential files while residents remain in the comfort of their cars.

Additionally, a textile drop-off for gently used clothing and linens will be available on Sunday.

The free event is for Burlington County residents only. Identification is required. No businesses are permitted.

The Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex is located at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence.

For more information, residents can call the Burlington County Recycling Office at (609) 499–1001 or email recycle@co.burlington.nj.us.