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Jacksonville hosts free shredding, donation event

Several companies to join for 8th annual America Recycles Day

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DUVAL CO., Fla. – Republic Services, UltraShred Technologies, Iron Mountain, and Shred It have teamed up with Keep Jacksonville Beautiful to offer a community-wide recycling collection event.

Last year 35,530 pounds of paper were collected and shredded as well as 150 pounds of cardboard and 200 pounds of school supplies were processed.

Two locations will be open Wednesday, November 15th:

  • Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Parking lot of Bank of America, 301 3rd Street Neptune Beach, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Both sites will also be collecting donations for the the Teacher Supply Depot including office/school supplies and arts and crafts supplies.

Recyclables:

  • Cardboard Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Packing paper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines Catalogs
  • Cartons Newspaper

Shredding materials:

  • Invoices Credit card statements
  • Cancelled checks
  • Bank statements
  • Tax records or related information (outside of retention dates)
  • Computer paper
  • White office paper
  • Copy paper
  • Colored office paper
  • Forms and files
  • Fax paper
  • Envelopes

Reusable materials:

  • Mobile phones/chargers iPods
  • Gently worn or new shoes
  • Gently worn sweaters

Teacher supplies:

  • Three-ring binders
  • Calculators
  • File folders
  • Hanging files
  • Glue/paste
  • Hole punches
  • In/out trays
  • Envelopes
  • Children’s books
  • Ink pads/stamps
  • Magnets
  • Mouse pads
  • Note pads
  • Blank paper (all kinds)
  • Project folders
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Staplers/staples
  • Staple removers
  • Stationery
  • Tape dispensers/tape
  • Wire baskets
  • Styrofoam (egg cartons, punch outs, meat/vegetable trays, sheets of Styrofoam)
  • Plastics (film canisters, forks, spoons and knives, Plexiglas, self-sealing bags, Styrofoam, straws)