2nd FREE Paper Shredding for Hamilton Residents
Hamilton residents will have a second opportunity this year to protect themselves from identity theft, in a “clean and green” way.
On Saturday, September 19, 2009, Hamilton Township will host a 2nd FREE Paper Shredding Event from 8 am to 12 pm noon, in the parking lot of the Hamilton Township Municipal Court (attached to the Hamilton Township Police Division Headquarters, located at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road).
Residents will be able to shred paper materials and file folders, up to a 100 lb. limit. Items such as CD’s, VHS tapes, DVD’s, plastic cases, computer hardware, metal, trash items, food products, x-rays or similar items are unable to be shred. The shredding will be conducted by Cintas, a company that is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction.
Because this is a FREE service funded by Hamilton Township through a State Recycling Tonnage Grant, the shredding is open to Township residents only and requires proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, tax bill or utility bill. Business or commercial materials are prohibited from this FREE service.
In June, the Township held its 1st Free Paper Shredding Day in the parking lot of the Hamilton Township Municipal Building. The event was a tremendous success, with over 280 vehicles of residents attending and with 3,614 pounds (or 1.8 tons) of paper collected.
“We hope to build upon the success of our first free shredding day with this second event; and I hope that even more residents will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity,” says Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo. “This event allows residents to protect themselves from the possibility of identity theft and, at the same time, be good stewards of our environment.”
For more information, residents may call the Hamilton Township Department of Public Works at (609) 890-3560.