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Upcoming Shredding/Recycle Events

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By Jim Donovan: I am always on the lookout for shredding and recycling events. So here is some information for events happening in the next few weeks:

Burlington County residents will have the opportunity to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers and TVs on Saturday, Mar. 29th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center, 130 Hancock Lane in Westampton.

Residents 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. They will be shredded on-site. They 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 county residents can bring in non-working microwaves, stereos, vacuum cleaners, toasters, blenders and similar small household appliances in addition to the laptops, monitors, computer keyboards, mice/cables, printers, desktop copiers, scanners, fax machines, VCR/DVD/MP3 players, cell phones, game consoles and rechargeable batteries the program already accepts.

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

In Philadelphia, PA State Representative Mike O’Brien’s office is holding a shredding event on Saturday, May 3, from 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing (Spring Garden St/Delaware Ave.)

Examples of what to bring include:
•Documents containing Social Security, credit card and bank account numbers
•Credit card applications
•Canceled or unused checks
•Insurance and income tax records
•Bank and credit card statements
•Pension information

Please bring paper documents only (no electronics) and remove all non-paper trash from the boxes or bags of documents you’d like shredded. Staples are OK but please remove paper clips.

Please call the district office at 215-503-3245 if you have a question about this event.

And here are some links to other events over the next few months:

Shred One: http://www.shredone.com/community-shredding-events

Philadelphia Credit Union: https://www.pfcu.com/about-pfcu/Events.aspx

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