County Sponsors Free Paper Shredding Nov. 12

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In the old days, throwing out a few boxes of long-canceled checks and other personal documents was quite simple: You dumped it all in the trash, sent it to the curb, and forgot about it. But that was before identity theft became commonplace.

In the new era where protecting personal information and the environment is equally important, there is a much better solution to getting rid of personal information, and during Mecklenburg County Solid Waste’s Paper Shredding Event this weekend, you can do it safely and for free.

On Sat., Nov. 12, all four Mecklenburg County Full Service Recycling Centers will be shredding household documents for no charge from 8 a.m. until noon to help celebrate America Recycles Day. Since 1997, communities across the country have come together every Nov. 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States.

Document destruction specialists Shred-it, Caraustar and Pro-Shred will be on hand Saturday — along with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Huntersville police departments — to ensure that all documents are disposed of safely and securely. The first 25 residents to bring items to each recycling center will receive recycling gift bags.
Not sure what to bring? Visit www.wipeoutwaste.com or call E. Nadine Ford at 704.201.2201 for detailed information about what you can bring for disposal.

Mecklenburg County’s Full Service Recycling Center locations and shredding vendors for the day:

North Mecklenburg Recycling Center and Yard Waste (Shred-it)
12300 N. Statesville Rd.

West Meck. Recycling Center (Shred-it)
8440 Byrum Dr.
Hickory Grove Recycling Center and Yard Waste (ProShred)

8007 Pence Rd.

Foxhole Recycling Center and Yard Waste (Caraustar)

17131 Lancaster Hwy.

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