Free paper shred event in Lexington Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Saturday, May 16th, Lexington residents are invited to take part in a free paper shred event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at the old city landfill site at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

This event is a joint collaboration between the city’s Division of Waste Management, Shred-it, Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission (KLB), Division of Environmental Services, God’s Pantry Food Bank, Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The Links, Inc. and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

“The City of Lexington is pleased to once again offer this service through our partnership with Shred-it and other community groups,” said Tracey Thurman, Director of the Division of Waste Management. “The event provides our residents with an easy, green option to safely dispose of sensitive material, especially considering the amount of unwanted tax documents we all need to safely get rid of around this time of year. Past events have had increasingly successful turnouts, and we are thrilled at the popularity this service has gained throughout the years.”

Please note:

·          The event is for Fayette County residents only.

·          There is a limit of five boxes or bags of material per vehicle.

·          Please make sure no plastic binders or binder clips are 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.

Donations of non-perishable food items for God’s Pantry will be collected at the event. Currently, the most-needed item is canned fruit. Residents are asked to not bring items in glass packaging.

“Shred-it is excited and honored to partner with the City of Lexington to offer a shred event for the sixth consecutive year,” said Jake Osterfeld, Shred-it’s local Operations Manager. “The event offers residents a great opportunity to contribute to Lexington’s green initiatives and continues to grow, with more and more residents participating each year. Based on the total tonnage recycled after the last event, together we saved 425 trees, 75 cubic yards of landfill space and over 175,000 gallons of water.”

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