Hanover Township’s Green Team Shred Day and Food Drive Event To Include Free Giveaways


HANOVER — The Green Team’s Saturday, November 14 Community Shred Day Event and Food Drive will give participants the opportunity to both give — and receive.

Hanover Township residents who bring their unwanted paper to the event to be securely shredded are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation that will be part of a collection going to the Interfaith Food Pantry.  Participants will also be offered a complimentary Green Team reusable shopping bag and a “Great Things Happen in Hanover!” 2021 desktop calendar, while supplies last.

“In view of State legislation that will soon ban the use of plastic and paper shopping bags,” noted Mayor John L. Ferramosca, “the Green Team is thrilled to help our residents make the transition by offering a sturdy, reusable grocery bag during our shred day and food drive event.”  As Township Committee liaison to the Environmental Commission and Green Team, Ferramosca added, “this is just one of several initiatives they launched this year to enrich our community. We’re fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers.”

Township Business Administrator Joe Giorgio also acknowledged the Green Team’s calendar distribution during the event and thanked the members for lending a hand.  “Administration appreciates the help we’ve been given this year in distributing our 2021 desktop calendars.  With the cancellation of Hanover Township Day due to COVID-19, we didn’t know how to get them to the public.  When the Recreation Department and Green Team offered to distribute them during their respective October and November events, we gratefully accepted.”

The November 14 Shred Day and Food Drive dual event, rain or shine, runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the community center parking lot located at 15 North Jefferson Road in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.  For COVID-19 safety, the event will be “contactless.”  Participants will drive to a check-in point and open their trunks.  Green Team members will remove their paper and food donations and place a shopping bag and calendar in the trunk for all drivers who indicate they would like these items.   Drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles and wear a mask at all times.  Click here for details and on-line registration for the event  (not required, but encouraged.)  If residents have questions, please e-mail the Green Team at greenteam@hanovertownship.com or info@hanovertownship.com for assistance.