Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day
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 on September 14 from 9am to 1pm at the Essex County Public Works Department.
“Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper and used tires is a great way to reduce reusable materials from our waste stream,” DiVincenzo said. “Our Paper Shredding Day enables residents to protect their personal information by destroying old documents safely and securely, with the paper being recycled, while our Used Tire Recycling Day allows unwanted tires to be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner,” 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.