The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District is set to host its annual Scioto County Document Shred and E-Waste Day Friday at Valley Wholesale Foods in Portsmouth from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
According to organizers, the event is designed to help residents dispose of broken or unwanted electronic items as well as shred various documents.
Dan Palmer, director of the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District, said through this event, residents of Scioto County will be provided at no cost the opportunity to shred documents. He said proof of residency will be required.
“Any documents you want shredded, this is the time to do it. Any PC’s (Personal Computers), keyboards, cell phones or anything you want to get rid of, this is the time to do it and it’s free,” Palmer said.
Palmer said there is no limit on the amount of items a person can bring that day.
Items accepted at the event will include computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, cell phones and a number of other items. He said they will be unable to take TV’s.
“We’re giving people a two for one that day, we will also have shredding, if you have sensitive documents that you want to get rid of this is the time to do it,” Palmer said. “You can stay to make sure they’re shredded.”
This annual event is held in Scioto and Lawrence Counties.
At the Scioto County event in 2015, there were 40 vehicles dropping off items for document shredding, which consisted of 6.060 pounds of materials. There were 35 vehicles for E-waste dropping off 1,500 pounds of materials.
At the 2015 Document Shred and E-Waste Day in Lawrence County, there were 65 vehicles for document shredding dropping off 4,400 pounds of materials. There were 35 vehicles for E-waste dropping off 1,700 pounds of material.
The 2016 Lawrence County Document Shred and E-Waste Day will be held May 14 at the Ironton Hills Plaza.
Upcoming programs for the district includes a Portsmouth Citywide Cleanup Day June 4 and a recycling appreciation day June 9 in Lawrence County. A recycling appreciation day in Scioto County on June 10 and the annual Ohio River Sweep on June 18.
For more information about the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District, visit www.lsswmd.org.