Edison to hold shredding event

July 6, 2018 by  

For many people, getting rid of unwanted paperwork, particularly if it contains sensitive information, is a problem. Edison, however, has come up with a solution—a community event where residents can shred their documents and be assured confidential information will be securely recycled.

Edison’s Residential Paper Shred Program is free to residents of Edison proper, as well as Middlesex County. However, there are a few rules for participants to observe.

First, the maximum amount of material that can be shredded is 100lb, or five file boxes, per car. Event organizers are free to reject loads that are found to contain unacceptable materials, and residents must bring their papers in manageable containers. Plastic bags are prohibited.

Residents may not bring CDs, x-rays, photos, bulk mail, newspapers, magazines, or hardcover books. However, there’s no need for people to remove covers from binders, staples, or paper clips, which should help speed up the process as people gather their shredding.

The shredding event is scheduled for July 14, and will take place rain or shine. The hours for the shredding are 9:00 am until 12:00 noon, or until the truck holding the shredded material is full. The location is the parking lot of the Edison Municipal Building on Municipal Boulevard.

Events like this are important to many people, so officials might like to work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents, reminding them of the event. They can recycle the flyer too.