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Chamber to host paper shredding event May 6

Posted: Friday, Apr 26th, 2013

EVANSTON — Two concerns facing everyone today are identity theft and recycling. Now one solution can address both issues: shredding your paper and sensitive documents.

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a shredding event on May 6, in conjunction with Evanston’s spring cleanup week. The “Be Green-Be Safe” community shred event is open to residents and small businesses from Evanston. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Uinta County Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Shredding your documents is easy,” a Chamber release said of the event. “Just come to the event and place your items to be shredded in a bin that is then emptied into a shredding machine for safe and confidential destruction of your documents. The shredded paper will then be recycled.”

Evanston is one of the many cities and towns across the United States that is pledging to save our landfills from the millions of tons of paper that are being thrown away annually.

The following items are OK to put in shred containers:

• Computer paper

• Colored paper

• Staples and paperclips

• Black binder clips

• Hanging file folders

• Magazines and phone books

• Spiral notebooks

• Two-part Equi-fasteners

• Checks

• Brass fasteners

• Brochures

• Rubber bands

The following items are NOT OK:

• Cardboard (although Cintas doesn’t allow cardboard, Uinta Recycling will be present to take cardboard, and they will be hauling it off to the recycle center)

• Carbon paper

• Plastics

• Three-ring binders

• Microfiche

• Compact discs (small amounts are acceptable)

• Cassettes

• Food wrappers

Shredding will be conducted by Cintas Document Management, and all paper shredded will be recycled.

For more information on the event, contact the Evanston Chamber at (307) 783-0370.

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