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Free document shredding set for Saturday, Feb. 11

January 30, 2017

Document ShreddingThe City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, and Panera Bread Co. on Medlock Bridge Road are offering free shredding of sensitive documents and recycling of cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG), fluorescent bulbs and gently-used clothes and shoes on Feb. 11.
 
The shredding event, set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., also provides an opportunity to properly dispose of cooking fats, oils and grease that can clog pipes and cause sewage to back up in streets and homes.
 
Fluorescent tubes and curly compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which lingers in the environment for years. Keep Johns Creek Beautiful has special equipment that destroys the lights and stores the material and gases for recovery later by a certified fluorescent-light recycling firm.  
 
To avoid identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission recommends shredding charge receipts, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks and bank statements, expired charge cards and credit offers.  Documents at the event will be shred on-site, and all of the paper will be recycled. Donated clothing and shoes will be donated to American Kidney Services.
 
For more information about the shredding and recycling event, contact Keep Johns Creek Beautiful at 770-551-7766,email info@knfb.org, or visit  Keep North Fulton Beautiful’s website.  This event is free for residents of the City of Johns Creek; however, there is a fee of up to $5 to recycle fluorescent bulbs for non-residents.
 
This event does NOT include electronics recycling.
 
What: Document shredding and recycling of cooking oils, fluorescent bulbs, and clothing.
When: Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Panera Bread Co., 11715 Medlock Bridge Rd.
Cost: Free for documents, $5 for recycling fluorescent light bulbs for non-residents