Celebrate Earth Day by doing something good for yourself, the environment and the community at Frederick County’s annual Spring Cleaning Community Shred which will be held at its new time, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6.
Free on-site document destruction will be available to residents via a mobile shredding truck staged just outside the city limits at the corner of Martinsburg Pike and Stine Lane, 1057 Martinsburg Pike, in the Shockey Companies parking lot.
“Spring Cleaning Community Shred is an opportunity to protect one’s personal information and protect the environment by recycling paper,” said Frederick County’s Solid Waste Manager Gloria Puffinburger. Old personal paper documents such as tax records, bank statements and checks, bill stubs and even junk mail containing personal data should be securely managed. Once destroyed by the shredder truck, the results bits of paper will be recycled into tissue paper.
Donations of nonperishable food items for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and gently used children’s books for the Little Free Library are encouraged. Collection boxes will be in the refreshments area.
Residents may bring up to five boxes of paper documents for destruction at no cost. The business rate will be a flat fee of 15 cents per pound. Documents of Destruction are available upon request. There is no need to remove staples, paper clips or rubber bands. Businesses may make payment by cash, check, VISA and MasterCard.
More information on this rain or shine event may be obtained by calling 665-5643, ext. 1 or 662-0265 or visiting the web at www.fcva.us/shred