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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Public Works invite Essex County residents to the Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day. It will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Place: Essex County Public Works Department
99 West Bradford Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ

“Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, shredding paper and recycling old tires are great ways to reduce our waste stream and promote recycling,” DiVincenzo said.

“We all have accumulated documents that contain our vital information. Shredding is the best way to dispose of these documents because our personal information is destroyed and the paper is recycled,” the County Executive said. “Not only are old tires a nuisance, but they pose a serious health hazard. Rainwater can collect in tires that are left outside. This can become an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed and creates a serious public health and quality of life problem,” he added.

Paper shredded at the event will be recycled. There is no limit on how much paper residents may bring to the Paper Shredding Day. However, plastic sheets and covers, and metal binders must be removed from paper to be shredded. Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed. Photo negatives and film are not accepted.

Rubber tires with or without metal rims will be accepted. Rims will not be returned to residents; they will be recycled. The collected tires will be delivered to a State-licensed transfer waste facility, which will recycle the tires into new uses.

Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the County’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment, used tires and paper shredding. In addition, the Household Hazardous Waste and Computer and Electronics collection days are held in the spring and fall.

The Essex County Paper Shredding Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.