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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Spring Shred-a-Thons scheduled for April 25 & 27

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Orange County Solid Waste Management will host its semi-annual Shred-A-Thons on April 25 and 27, with a slight change of schedule for the free events.

The Thursday, April 25 event will be held at the recycling center in Hillsborough, behind Home Depot at the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center. On Saturday April 27, the Shred-A-Thon will be held at the Eubanks Road Park and Ride Lot in Chapel Hill, about one-half mile from the intersection with Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.  The Chapel Hill event will be “drive-through” this time when it has been ‘walk-up’ in the recent past.  Residents drive up to the shredding point, and staff will help them unload and shred.

Both Shred-a-thons are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free and open to residents and small business in Orange County and the part of Chapel Hill in Durham County as well as employees of the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough and Orange County government.  There is a four box or bag limit per household or business.  Keep out any plastics, metal or other non-paper materials.  Your plastic bags and cardboard boxes will be returned to you for separate recycling. The shredded paper is recycled into paper toweling and toilet tissue in North Carolina.

The Chapel Hill is event is co-conducted with the Chapel Hill Police Department.  The Hillsborough event is assisted by other local law enforcement.  Orange County seeks two or three volunteers for each event. If you are interested, please call 919 968-2788 or email: recycling@orangecountync.gov to volunteer.

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