Mark Your Calendars for Paper Shredding Day in Greenwich

As Earth Day 2019 approaches we should take a moment to review the positive things we do every day.

Greenwich continues to upgrade recycling programs in an effort to improve the environment and our quality of life.

The plastic bags ban and recent changes to single stream recycling will contribute to world-wide efforts to control pollution at home and in our oceans.

Anti-Idling regulations will help curb carbon emissions we produce. We can all participate!

Paper Shredding Day is set for April 27. It is organized by volunteers from Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board and Greenwich Green & Clean.

Shredding will be 9:30am to 12 noon at Island Beach parking lot (across from town ferry dock). Shreds are recycled which equates directly to saving trees. Shred only sensitive documents. Other paper, envelopes, folders should be recycled.

How Shredding Day Works:

-Bring Sensitive documents in cardboard boxes or rigid containers approx 12x18x12″

-Paper in bags will not be accepted.

-Remove anything that is not sensitive paper, including plastic bindings, metal clips, report covers, cardboard, binders. Shred only documents containing personal information.

-Cost is $2 per box, cash only. Maximum is 5 boxes per car.

-Volunteers will help remove boxes from your car while you remain in the car.

-This event is open to all Greenwich residents. Event ends at 12:00 noon.

In the spirit of community and in keeping with Earth Day’s “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” theme, volunteers at shredding day will collect your donation of any new, un-opened toiletries – including full size or sample/hotel size, that may be sitting in your closet.

Donations of toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, soaps will be gratefully accepted. Neighbor-to-Neighbor will distribute these much-needed items.

Paper Shredding is sponsored by The First Bank of Greenwich and Santaguida Sanitation as a thank you to their customers and to share their commitment to keeping your personal information safe while still recycling unwanted paper. All Greenwich residents are invited to shred.

Earth Day is an annual reminder to all of us to Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.

Questions can be emailed to: greenwichrecycles@gmail.com.