Gather papers for Shred-a-thon

May 29, 2013 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie will be hosting the second annual Shred-a-thon on June 8 and is asking residents to start gathering any sensitive documents ready to be shredded and recycled.

“On June 8, residents will have the ability to drop off their personal and sensitive documents to be shredded and recycled,” says Susan Grimm, Team Leader of Waste & Recycling Services at the City of Airdrie.

Paper will be accepted between 9am -noon at the Eastside Recycle Depot.

“We are grateful to our event partner, Super Save, who is generously providing the equipment to do the shredding and will be transporting the paper to a recycling facility,” adds Grimm.

At the Shred-a-thon event, residents will be able to watch the paper being shredded by the Super Save shredder truck on site. Residents can learn more about waste and recycling programs and enjoy popcorn, face painting and balloons for the kids.

The Eastside Recycle Depot accepts all types of paper on a year-round basis, but on June 8 only, we will be able to offer shredding prior to recycling for sensitive documents. It is important to shred your personal information, but often, due to the sensitive nature of documents, they end up not being recycled. Waste and Recycling Services is proud to be providing an opportunity to divert recyclable materials from landfills.


Media contact:
Susan Grimm
Team Leader, Waste & Recycling Services


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