By Jim Donovan:  I’ve got some more recycling/shredding events to tell you about:

First up, this Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 9am to 1pm the Burlington County Freeholders are holding a FREE recycling and shredding event 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.   Residents do not even have to leave their cars. Volunteers are on hand to unload the recyclables.

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 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

Meanwhile, next week the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Downingtown Branch will host a FREE shred event.  The date is Saturday, May 11, 2013 rain or shine from 9am until noon (or until truck is full)

The FMFCU Downingtown Branch is located in the Brandywine Square Shopping Center at Route 30 & Quarry Road in Downingtown, PA19335

This is a paper-only shred event.   Binders and carboard boxes will not be accepted.  Paper clips and staples on documents are o.k.   There will be a 4 box limit per individual (16″ L x 12″W x 9″H)

For more information on this event and for suggestions on what documents can be shredded, visit