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West Hartford Department of Public Works to Host Paper Shredding Event

West Hartford's Department of Public Works will host a paper shredding event. Courtesy photo

Residential paper shredding, combined with a collection for the West Hartford Food Pantry, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford residents will be able to have their confidential documents and other papers disposed of properly and safely at an event hosted by the West Hartford Department of Public Works on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

At the same time, Public Works will be holding a collection of nonperishable food items to support the West Hartford Food Pantry, and donations are welcome.

The paper shredding event is limited to West Hartford residents only, and identification must be presented. Participants are asked to limit the volume of material they are bringing to be shredded to the equivalent of two copy paper boxes (roughly 15 inches by 12 inches by 10 inches).

“Kindly take the time to separate out junk mail and envelopes and shred only sensitive documents as there is high demand for this event and we would like to accommodate everyone,” states a message on the West Hartford Recycles Facebook page. The truck will depart when it reaches capacity.

Documents that are shredded will not only ensure that sensitive material is disposed of safely, but the shredded paper can be recycled and turned into items like dental bibs and tissue paper.

Access to the shredding and food collection event is on the side of the West Hartford Department of Public Works complex on Oakwood Avenue.

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