Get rid of your clutter at this free shredding and recycling event

Get rid of your clutter at this free shredding and recycling event

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans residents have an opportunity to shred personal and sensitive documents for free.

The city's sanitation department will host "Shred Day" Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residents can bring 50 pounds of paper to the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue.

The city says Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company, will have a mobile unit on-site to shred documents.

People can bring paper, light cardboard and similar materials to be shredded.  Items that cannot be shredded include plastic, compact disks, DVDs or other metal.

Besides shredding, the city will also collect recyclable materials. The city listed eligible items to be shredded and/or recycled: "residents can drop off paper products (newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, color inserts), plastics #1 through #7 (water, soda, juice, detergent, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.), metals (aluminum, tin and steel cans), cardboard, box board (cereal boxes), Mardi Gras beads, batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt), light bulbs (incandescent and Fluorescent), and electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4), Microwave ovens and tires (limit 4)."

"Shred Day" happens the second Saturday of each month.

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