The Lawerence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD) will be conduct its Annual E-Waste and Document Shred Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Valley Wholesale foods on Market Street in Portsmouth.
On Friday, residents can bring any important papers, envelopes and confidential documents to be shredded on-site free of charge to ensure security and privacy protection. Additionally, e-waste items such as computers, copiers, cell phones, keyboards, laptops, scanners, fax machines and monitors will also be collected. Televisions, however, will not be accepted at this time.
A year ago, LSSWMD shredded 5,000 pounds of documents, and collected 6,000 pounds of e-waste, with a total of 116 vehicles attending the event.
Dan Palmer, LSSWMD coordinator, encourages people to take advantage of this free opportunity.
“E-waste is hard to get rid of, and properly dispose of. This is a good opportunity to get rid of those items in the correct way, while also taking advantage of free document shredding, which is a great way to avoid identity theft,” Palmer says.
Palmer also extends this thanks to Valley Wholesale Foods for again hosting the collection event.
“Valley is a great location, and allows us to collect items and shred the documents in an expedited manner.”
Reach Ivy Potter at 740-353-3101 ext. 1932