Shred-Fest Returns April 18

Shred-Fest Returns April 18
Posted on 03/10/2020
Shred-Fest Returns April 18

Free Shred-Fest Event: Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Your Private Documents

Montclair residents doing spring cleaning in their home can celebrate “The Birthday of Earth Day,” and enjoy the peace of mind from seeing their confidential paper documents securely shredded, all while saving money and boosting our paper recycling.

The annual “Montclair Shred-Fest!” will be on Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Community Services Yard, 219 No. Fullerton Avenue. This event is hosted by the Township’s office of Environmental Affairs, and is free for all Montclair residents.

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of the original Earth Day (1970); Montclair is observing this occasion by coordinating and hosting a series of environmental events, all month long; our Shred-Fest is just one of them.

Two paper-shredding trucks will be provided by our recycling vendor, Atlantic Coast Fibers; residents can drive in and may unload up to four (4) boxes or bags of their personal papers. Bring the paper in reusable containers, or in paper bags or cardboard boxes – up to 20 lbs. each – but NO plastic bags.

The event is for confidential, personal (not business) paper documents only: just the pages with sensitive information such as account numbers, passwords, or PINs; other pages with legal text or simply your address labels are not confidential and present no danger of identity theft. Regular paper recyclables (Mixed Paper and corrugated cardboard) are collected curbside on your weekly Recycling Day, or may be dropped off on Saturdays at the Recycling Center in the Community Services Yard. All of your clean, dry paper is recycled into new paper products.

Paper clips, staples, and envelope windows are okay, but please remove any metal clasps or hanging files; clear scotch tape is acceptable, but not masking or duct tape.

For further information, please contact the Office of Environmental Affairs at (973) 509-5721 or grussell@montclairnjusa.org.