The Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) will be hosting a computer (e-waste), tire recycling, and personal document shredding event on Saturday,August 18th at the Bergen County Community Services Building, located at 327 East RidgewoodAve., Paramus, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The BCUA will be accepting personalconfidential documents for onsite shredding from Bergen County residents. The BCUA will also be collecting computer, electronic equipment and old tires for recycling.
Privacy experts often recommend that individuals shred files, tax documents, credit cards andbank statements, and other items which could be used to commit identity theft. Residents will be able to observe their documents being shredded on-site. Acceptable documents are limited to confidential and sensitive materials only. Non-confidential materials, such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc., should be recycled through your local municipal recycling program and will not be accepted at this event.
It is not necessary to remove paper clips, staples or paperboard bindercovers. In an effort to accommodate all those wishing to participate, there is a limit of 4 bags orboxes of documents weighing no more than 10 lbs. each.
Acceptable electronic equipment includes computers, monitors, printers, circuit boards, speakers, modems, mother boards, power supplies, photocopiers, fax machines, televisions, VCRs and DVD players, stereo equipment, and cellular phones.
Residents will be limited to the recycling of four tires per person. Tires will be accepted with or without metal rims.
These recycling services are free and available to Bergen County residents only. Proof of residency is required to participate. No material from businesses will be accepted.
For further information about these programs, and for a schedule of future events, residents can call the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825 or go to the BCUA Website at www.bcua.org.