CBS Atlanta will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most paper collected in 24 hours at the upcoming Great Shredder Event.
From bank statements to tax documents, CBS Atlanta wants to help you cut the clutter while protecting your identity and the environment. Forget spending hours at home shredding a few sheets at a time - The Great Shredder Event will save you time and money because it's free.
"By partnering with CBS Atlanta, we're giving back to the community and providing this service for free," said Tim McBride, vice president and general manager, Secure Destruction Services, Recall North America. "Recall is dedicated to protecting confidential and sensitive information and maintaining our commitment to the sustainability of the environment. The Great Shredder Event provides families and business owners with a free, fun event while delivering a valuable service and helping the environment."
What you should bring: Any personal information that you wouldn't want to throw in the trash, such as bank statements, bills and tax documents. There's no need to remove staples or paper clips.
What you should not bring: Newspapers, magazines, metal or plastic. No batteries!
IMS Electronics Recycling will be there to take those old electronics off your hands.
Accepted Materials: Computer parts and accessories, hard drives (which will be shredded at their facility,) fax machines, photocopiers, cell phones, Televisions ($10 fee,) stereo equipment, video game consoles, digital cameras, toasters, coffee makers, and vacuum cleaners.
Unaccepted Materials: Liquids of any kind, compressed cylinders, hazardous waste, disposable or rechargeable batteries, large household appliances (stoves, freezers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.,) car batteries, starters or alternators, incandescent or fluorescent bulbs and fixtures.
Click here for a full list of acceptable items.
How do you make sure my personal information stays private?
All of your paper will be shredded on site. Recall's trucks are considered rolling vaults, equipped with alarm systems to ensure your information is secure.
You are welcome to stick around and watch as your paper is shredded, but please pull off to the side so other cars can get to the exit. Some of Recall's trucks are even equipped with cameras so you can see the shredding in process.
IMS Electronics also goes to great lengths to protect your personal information. During disassembly, all hard drives are removed from devices and then destroyed by shredding.
Food & Clothing Donations, Raffle
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, a non-profit that supports area food pantries, will also be there to collect food, as well as clothing and monetary donations. Here is a list of items they will accept. They will also raffle off some Atlanta Falcons tickets!
The City of Atlanta is a partner and wants you to know that outside of CBS Atlanta's Great Shredder Event, it's easy to recycle on a daily basis at home. Click here to learn more about the city's recycling program, Cartlanta.
Stay tuned to CBS Atlanta News and CBSAtlanta.com for more information in the coming weeks.
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