Posts Tagged 'paper'

One ton of paper shredded at Shredfest



Number of the day:

1,920

That’s the amount of paper, in pounds, that Northwest Refuse shredded at our Shredfest last weekend. Almost one ton of paper securely obliterated.

It was a freezing cold and rainy day that Saturday, but about 50 people stopped by to shred their confidential documents in our Home Office parking lot. Bill and the guys from Northwest deserve a pat on the back for standing out there all day to help people out.

We posted some pictures from the event, and I took some video (above) of how the process works.


Shredder winner Kelly

Plus we held a drawing for a personal shredder. Congratulations to Kelly D. (above), one of our Jackson members, for winning! Kelly brought

Stay tuned for news on whether we’ll hold another Shredfest. In the meantime, Northwest Refuse does this kind of thing during regular businesses hours, so be sure to pay them a visit.

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Our Parnall Branch is recycling

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I got an e-mail from Michelle over at Parnall, asking for advice on how to start a recycling program in her branch.

Now we’re talking.

Michelle is getting her staff involved in the process, and they’re looking for ways to reuse dishware and silverware, reduce the amount of waste they produce, and recycle whatever they can: paper, plastic, and cardboard.


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As you can see, their initial effort is going strong. This is their makeshift recycling room, with paper, cardboard, and even some styrofoam ready to be recycled.

Nice job Parnall!


Next shred day set.

Our next free paper shredding day?

Mark your calendar: it’s going to be Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

So start collecting your credit card offers, tax forms, personal documents, etc. You bring ’em, we’ll shred ’em!

Northwest Refuse will bring their giant shredding machine to take care of it all, too.

Stay tuned for updates and more information!


Savings trees, one stack of papers at a time



According to the National Recycling Coalition’s “Conversionator” (check the bottom of the page), American 1 is saving four trees a year just by recycling our Sunday editions of the Jackson Citizen Patriot. The rest of the weeks’ paper that gets recycled? We can probably double or triple that.

Do you recycle your newspaper? Why the heck not?