The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks are hosting their first paper shredding day of the spring on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am – 12:00pm, at the Board of Education Parking lot at 155 Broad St. Bloomfield residents are encouraged to bring any and all paper documents to be shredded. The shredded paper will then be transported to and recycled at a facility in the City of Orange.
“The Department of Public Works’ free shredding days are a great service to the community. Bills and other legal or financial documents should always be shredded, to protect residents from being the victims of identity theft and other financial crimes. It is important that any and all documents containing personal information be disposed of in the proper manner,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Bloomfield is a very environmentally-conscious community, and it is great that the DPW offers on-site recycling once these documents are shredded.”
Saturday’s event is sponsored by the Bloomfield Recycling Committee along with the Department of Public Works and Parks. Shredding events are a free way to safely destroy sensitive documents and diverts old paper from landfills or incinerators. More paper shredding events will be scheduled throughout Bloomfield in the coming months.
“During the October shredding event, shredded paper brought by residents totalled over 14,000 pounds, all of which was brought to our recycling facility. Protecting the environment should always be top of mind for all residents and this is the perfect opportunity to do that – while protecting residents’ identities and finances,” said Councilman Nicholas Joanow. “We realize that not everyone has access to shredding devices, and we are proud to provide this free public service.”
“The Department of Public Works and the Mayor and Council are committed to providing essential services like shredding and recycling events to the township’s residents,” said Bloomfield Recycling Coordinator Joe Testa. “We’ve had such great turnouts in the past and I hope to see even more on Saturday. I encourage any residents with questions about this event, or regular recycling to call our department at 973-680-4127.”