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Free paper shredding for Dauphin County residents

Posted 4/10/19

In honor of Earth Day, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, the …

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Free paper shredding for Dauphin County residents

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In honor of Earth Day, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, the county’s Waste Management and Recycling Department and Tri-State Shredding, will host a free paper shredding day from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Dauphin County Recycling Center. 

“Once again, we’re teaming up with Alpha Kappa Alpha to offer confidential paper shredding at no cost to residents and businesses,” said Pries, who oversees the county’s Waste Management and Recycling Department. “It’s a great opportunity to properly dispose of tax-related documents, bank statements and other paperwork and prevent identify theft.” 

Paper shredding usually costs $5 per box at the DCRC.

Paper dropped off for shredding should be boxed. All staples or fasteners larger than a half inch must be removed.

“This event is part of our ongoing effort to increase recycling,” Haste said. “Last year, a total of 393 people visited the facility and recycled over 1,000 boxes — or 7,500 pounds — of paper during the one-day event.”

Dauphin County residents also can recycle electronics, such as telephones, televisions, DVD players, printers, answering machines and more, for free at the center.

The facility also accepts unwanted appliances that function by electric or gas current for a minimal fee, packaging and food service containers, polystyrene foam No. 6 and compact fluorescent bulbs.

“Our goal is to make ‘going green’ as simple and convenient as possible for everyone,” Hartwick said. “We appreciate the partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha and Tri-State Shredding to keep our county clean and green.”

Located off South Cameron Street in Harrisburg, inside the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex, the Dauphin County Recycling Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information about the DCRC’s recycling programs, call the center at 717-982-6772 or visit the county’s website at www.dauphincounty.org.