Free Shred And Electronic Recycling Day Is Nov. 19

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove will host the one-day, “ree Shred and Electronic Recycling Day for all residents, local businesses and anyone wishing to destroy and recycle their unwanted paper materials and computers. 

The event will be held Monday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 460 Dodson Ave.

There is no limit to the amount to be shredded.  Everything from boxes to truckloads of paper materials will be accepted.  For electronics, only computers are also accepted, but no televisions.

Orange Grove ventured into secure document destruction nearly two years ago with the tagline, “Better Shred than Read.”  Features of the program include:
Locked bins to secure confidential documents
Collection trucks are equipped with GPS
Closed-circuit video monitoring of all shredding 
Twenty-four hour security monitoring, and video storage for 90 days
Paper is shredded to 5/16” (smaller than 5/8” industry standard)
Shredding process meets stringent federal specifications
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Business Associate Agreements provided

Orange Grove is an active member of the National Association for Information Destruction and the Secured Document Alliance. 

For more information about shredding, contact Misti Gipson at  493-2949.  For more information about electronic recycling, contact Tammy Hustad at  493-2927.  Visit

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