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DeKalb County shreds over 24 tons of paper for residents

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DeKalb County shreds over 24 tons of paper for residents

The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

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The DeKalb County Sanitation Department.

As a part of the ongoing Operation Spring Clean Sweep initiative, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division shredded 24.12 tons of paper during an event held on Saturday, June 9.

The paper shredding event provided 995 county residents with an opportunity to responsibly dispose of all types of paper, including sensitive personal documents such as old tax records and legal documents, according to a DeKalb County press release.

The event certainly saved residents some time, but it also helped the environment.


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“According to the numbers we received from the event’s vendor A1 Shredding & Recycling, the paper processed during the event saved 410 trees, 9,165 gallons of oil and 168,840 gallons of water,” said Sanitation Division Director Tracy Hutchinson. “We are delighted to do our part to protect the environment and preserve our county’s resources.”

The on-site shredding services were provided by A1 Shredding & Recycling, based in Marietta.

Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018 is a multi-departmental initiative focused on removing waste and litter from DeKalb County, the release said.

Although spring is now officially over, the initiative is continuing throughout the rest of June with weekly litter and curbside item collection throughout DeKalb.

For more information on Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018, go here.

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