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BLOG: Burlington Co Recycle/Shred Event Saturday

file photo (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

file photo (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

By Jim Donovan:  Burlington County Freeholders will hold a recycling event on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center, 130 Hancock Lane in Westampton.

Burlington County residents will have the opportunity to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers and TVs.   Nearly 5,000 residents participated in the recycling events last year, bringing in more than 123,000 pounds of documents and disposing of 170,000 pounds of “E-waste.”

Volunteers will be on hand to unload the recyclables.  People participating in the recycling event are urged to bring only “confidential” documents for shredding, such as bank and credit card statements, tax returns, papers with account numbers or social security numbers.  These documents will be shredded on-site.  Residents should not bring already-shredded paper, binders, plastic folders, computer disks or plastic credit cards.  Up to four bags or boxes per household will be accepted.

In addition to TVs and computers, accepted E-waste includes laptops, monitors, computer keyboards, mice/cables, printers, desktop copiers, scanners, fax machines, VCR/DVD/MP3 players, cell phones, game consoles and rechargeable batteries.

This event is for Burlington County residents only. ID is required. No businesses, please.

For more information call 609-499-1001 or email recycle@co.burlington.nj.us