Free paper shred and food drive

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A free paper shred event will be offered Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of material.
Participants in the paper shred are invited to bring a non-perishable food for donation to God’s Pantry. Currently, the most-needed items include: peanut butter; canned goods such as hearty soups, fruits and vegetables; and shelf stable milk. Please do not bring items in glass packaging.

“We are pleased to offer this service once again through the City’s continued partnership with Shred-it, the Better Business Bureau, The Links, Inc., and Keep Lexington Beautiful,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management. “Based on the total tonnage recycled at our last event, hundreds of trees and close to 50 cubic yards of landfill space were conserved. We have also helped more than a thousand residents safeguard their personal information.”

“Protection of personal information is a hot topic due to the numerous database breaches that have recently occurred,” said Jack Frank, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky. “Safely destroying unneeded papers around the house is one of many steps people can take to help keep their personal information from falling into the wrong hands.”

Please note:
· No plastic binders or binder clips should be included with materials.
· Staples, paper envelopes and paper clips are acceptable.
· Entrance to the event will be through Jimmie Campbell Drive.
· Participants are asked not to arrive before 9 a.m. as event organizers will be unable to accommodate anyone before that time.
· Cardboard boxes will be collected at the event and sent to the Lexington Recycling Center.

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