Shredded Paper

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.

Paper shredding events are also scheduled by Monmouth County at different municipalities each year.  

The 2023 dates are list below.  All shredding events will be held from 9am to 1pm, or until trucks are full.

Saturday, March 25: Atlantic Highlands - Municipal Harbor Parking Lot
Saturday, April 15: Brielle - Municipal Parking Lot, 601 Union Ln.
Saturday, April 22: Long Branch - Community Pool Club, 275 Atlantic Ave.
Saturday, May 6: Marlboro - Marlboro Municipal Complex, 1979 Township Dr.
Saturday, May 20: Shrewsbury Boro - Shrewsbury Municipal Center, 419 Sycamore Ave.
Saturday, June 10 – Matawan - Matawan-Aberdeen Train Station, Parking Lot #1
Saturday, June 17: Oceanport - Oceanport Borough Hall, 910 Oceanport Way
Saturday, July 15: Fair Haven - Fields at the corner of Ridge Rd. & Dartmouth Ave.
Saturday, Aug. 5: Neptune Twp.- 2201 Heck Ave. (Recycling Yard)
Saturday, Aug. 19: Hazlet - Hazlet Pool Club Parking Lot, 1766 Union Ave.
Saturday, Sept 9: Colts Neck - Town Hall Parking Lot, 124 Cedar Drive
Saturday, Sept 23: Freehold Twp. - Freehold Twp. Municipal Bldg., 1 Municipal Plaza
Saturday, Oct. 7: Millstone - Millstone Park, 4 Red Valley Rd.
Saturday, Oct. 21: Bradley Beach -1015 Main St.
Saturday, Nov 4: Allenhurst - Beach Club at the end of Corlies Ave. near Ocean Ave.
Saturday, Nov 18: Middletown - Middletown High School North, 63 Tindall Dr.

County residents may shred up to 100 pounds, which is equivalent to four office paper boxes or four large-sized trash bags. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile trucks and the event will end once the mobile trucks are full or its scheduled end time. Large binder clips must be removed from documents; staples and paper clips can remain.

This program is hosted by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners and the participating municipalities: Allenhurst, Atlantic Highlands, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Colts Neck, Fair Haven, Freehold Twp., Hazlet, Long Branch, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone, Neptune Twp., Oceanport, and Shrewsbury Boro.

Information about the paper shredding events and recycling can be found on the recycling section of the County’s website,, or call 732-683-8686, ext. 8967.  Click here for the County's flyer.

Shredded paper