Beaufort County offers secure document shredding event

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division has established a secure document shredding event for Saturday, August 22, 2015. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Public Works South site located at 9 Benton Field Road in Bluffton.

“There are many benefits to our residents taking advantage of this free service,” said Jim Minor, Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Director. “At the top of the list is the peace of mind that comes with securely shredding documents. It’s a great feeling knowing you are keeping your identity and personal information protected.”

Shredding and then recycling paper boosts environmental sustainability by reducing the amount of waste transported to landfills. More than 400 cars came through the County’s shredding event held this past June. Workers collected approximately 11 tons of paper.

Any types or colors of paper, file folders, or envelopes are acceptable. Staples or paper clips do not need to be removed. Materials can be brought in any container or bag and will be emptied into roll carts for immediate shredding. All materials will be shredded on site until the containers are filled. Only residential quantities will be accepted. No materials from commercial businesses will be accepted. No electronics will be collected at this event.

For more information, contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 843.255.2736 or www.bcgov.net/recycle.


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