In an effort for residents to safely dispose of personal documents they want to get rid of, the Hudson County Improvement Authority has announced six different “shredding days” throughout the county this fall.
Hudson County residents will be able properly and safely get rid of personal documents when the Hudson County Improvement Authority hosts its Shredding Days this fall in North Bergen, Harrison, Bayonne, Union City, Jersey City and Secaucus.
The HCIA is hosting six free shredding events this fall, starting on Sept. 8 in North Bergen and continuing until Oct. 13 in Secaucus.
All events are free and open to all Hudson County residents.
“This is a great opportunity for area residents to have their confidential or sensitive documents shredded at free, on-site mobile paper shredding events,” HCIA Chief Executive Officer Norman Guerra said in a statement.
“Properly protecting your information and credit is most important in this day and age.”
According to statistics from the Federal Trade Commission, approximately 15 million Americans have their identities used fraudulently every year.
“Identity theft is a serious problem and it affects people all over the country – including right here in Hudson County,” added County Executive Tom DeGise. “All of our residents are urged to participate in these events to safeguard against it happening to them.”
North Bergen’s Shredding Day is Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Braddock Park Parking Lot. Those attending should use the 79th Street and Bergenline Avenue entrance.
Harrison’s Shredding Day is Saturday, Sept. 15 at Red Bull Arena’s Parking Lot N.
Bayonne’s Shredding Day is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Stephen R. Gregg Park Parking Lot. Those attending should use the Parkview Drive and Kennedy Boulevard entrance.
Union City’s Shredding Day is Saturday, Sept. 29 at Troy Towers, located at 380 Mountain Road.
Jersey City’s Shredding Day is Saturday, Oct. 6 at the parking lot near the running track in Lincoln Park.
And finally, Secaucus’ Shredding Day is Saturday, Oct. 13 at Secaucus High School’s parking lot.
All shredding Day events are from 9 a.m. until 2p.m.