Wednesday, September 11, 2013

11.9 Tons of paper were shredded and recycled at September 7, 2013, event

A volunteer and worker unload paper from resident's car.

On Saturday, September 7, 2013, the Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) hosted the first of three confidential paper shredding/recycling and reusable clothing and household goods donation collection events for fall 2013.

During the course of the four-hour event, DSWS staff and recycling volunteers helped unload confidential paper from the 588 vehicles that drove through the event. A total of 23,832 pounds (11.9 tons) of confidential paper was shredded and recycled, and 504 pounds of cardboard boxes was also recycled. The reusable clothing/household items donated to the National Children’s Center filled one-quarter of a box truck.

The next paper shredding/recycling and clothing/household goods donation collection event will be held at Paint Branch High (14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

See more information about our paper shredding and donation events


  1. Already missed both ! When is the next ?

  2. Hi, RayG ~

    Not to worry! We have one more event coming up in our Fall 2013 series. Please join us for shredding on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Germantown:



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