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Grundy County to host paper shredding event

Residents invited to safely shred sensitive documents

If old bills, paperwork, business documents, credit card offers or other sensitive paper material is overflowing your file drawers or counter tops, Grundy County has a way to clear your home without risk.

The Grundy County Land Use Department will be hosting a shredding event for residents from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 26. The event will take place in the front parking lot of the Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union St., Morris.

The limit per person for shredding is two standard paper ream boxes, which will allow more people to be able to participate.

The event will save residents the time of shredding sensitive documents, as well as the cost of a a shredder. The majority of paper materials will be recycled, a win for both the public and the environment.

Residents can expect the following during the shredding event:

• Paper is dumped into a shredding device that is part of a box truck

• Documents are shredded on site

• Shredded paper is weighed and then recycled

The event is part of the effort within the county to reduce waste and increase recycling. The county first reviewed its updated five-year Solid Waste Plan in July, with plans for final approval in October. The plan is a tangible effort to reduce the amount of waste generated, with emphasis on recycling and composting over landfill use.

Per the county, each resident in Grundy is estimated to produce 4.5 pounds of waste a day. Efforts like the shredding event help battle unnecessary waste in landfills.

The Grundy County Land Use Department appreciates the public’s efforts in recycling.

For information, call the office at 815-941-3228.

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