Orange County Solid Waste Management will sponsor two free fall “Shred-A-Thons” in cooperation with University Mall, the Chapel Hill Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Orange County residents or local government employees may securely destroy and recycle their personal confidential documents at no cost.
Both events are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will take place:
• Thursday, Oct. 13—at University Mall on Estes Drive in Chapel Hill, near the Wachovia Bank Building. Held in conjunction with the Chapel Hill Police Department and University Mall.
• Saturday, Oct. 22—at Hampton Pointe Shopping Center, N.C. 86 in Hillsborough at the 24-hour recycling drop-off site located behind Home Depot. Held in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept.
There is a limit of 10 banker-box sized boxes or large bags full of paper per person, and only one trip per person. Do remove all plastic bags, plastic binders, folders, computer disks and other electronic media, bulldog clips, laminated paper or any other non-paper materials prior to bringing loads to the Shred-a-thon to help keep lines moving efficiently. Incidental staples or small paper clips are OK. The shredded paper will be recycled.
Shredding will take place on-site in full view of people delivering paper. The events are limited to Orange County residents, residents who live in the part of Chapel Hill located in Durham County or those working for the County or Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.