Edison schedules free shredding day

June 8, 2017 by  

Getting rid of unwanted paper – especially if it contains confidential information – requires shredding, which can be a chore for some. However, Edison has decided to make the process simple by scheduling a shredding day later this summer. The event is free to residents of Edison and Middlesex County, and organizers say that material will be handled securely and safely. However, there are some restrictions.

First, the shredding is limited to residents of the city and county, and businesses are excluded from participation. Residents are limited to 100 pounds, or five file boxes, per car. Participants are asked to please not put materials to be shredded in plastic bags, and to be aware that loads containing objectionable items may be turned away.

It’s not necessary for residents to remove binders, staples, or paper clips, but they are urged not to try and bring hardcover books, CDs, x-rays, photographs, bulk mail, newspapers or magazines.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Edison Municipal Building at 100 Municipal Boulevard in Edison. Free shredding day is Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 9 am until noon, or until the truck holding the shredded paper is full. The event will be held no matter what the weather.

Events like this can benefit if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents, discussing the rules to be followed.