Shredded paper is not permitted in your blue recycling cart, at the Middletown Recycling Center, nor at any of our Satellite Recycling Centers. Residential shredded paper must be placed in the garbage.
Residents are encouraged to participate in paper shredding events. Shredded paper from the commercial shredding system gets recycled, as it is free of contamination and processed differently.
Middletown hosted it’s first free paper shredding event for Middletown Residents on July 17, 2020 and again on October 10, 2020. Trucks were full by noon. Thank you to those who participated.
Paper shredding events are also scheduled by Monmouth County at different municipalities each year. Click below for the list of 2021 dates.