A paper shredding event at the West Hartford Public Works facility has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford residents will have the opportunity to have up to two printer boxes full of paper shredded at an event now scheduled for Oct. 17, from 8 a.m.-noon.
West Hartford’s Public Works Department usually hosts a large scale paper-shredding event during Public Works Day in May, but when that event was canceled due to COVID-19, a shredding event was scheduled for Aug. 8 – and that had to be postponed due to ongoing clean-up of storm damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.
The Oct. 17 event will only be for paper shredding – not electronics recycling.
It will be held at 17 Brixton St., West Hartford, accessible from Oakwood Avenue. There will be signage directing traffic, Recycling Coordinator Katherine Breer Bruns said.
The paper will be collected by Infoshred LLC, and safely shredded on site, baled at Infoshred’s secure facility, and sent to be recycled.
According to the town, all paper shredded and processed by Infoshred is recycled and turned into new material like tissue paper, paper towels, and dental bibs – saving trees, protecting the environment, and keeping paper out of landfill.
COVID-19-related precautions will be taken at this event, and all participants are requested to please wear a mask or other face covering and remain in their car.
Bruns shared the following additional information:
- Event is for West Hartford residents only
- Place paper in rear of car with no other items around
- Maximum of roughly two pages or two printer paper size boxes (9 inches-by 11 inches-by 18 inches) per household
- When capacity is reached, event will shut down
- Please be prepared to wait – bring a book
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