An e-waste recycling and paper shredding event on Saturday will give Durham residents and businesses the opportunity to shred confidential documents and recycle electronic waste.
"Recycle It, Shred It and Protect It" will be held on Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium located at 750 Stadium Dr.
Nearly all electronics with a cord will be accepted for recycling. Large appliances such as refrigerators and any appliances containing Freon will not be accepted. Acceptable items include:
- Computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc.
- Televisions, stereo equipment, tape players, receivers, amplifiers, record players, etc.
- Kitchen electronics, such as microwaves, mixers, blenders, choppers, etc.
- Telephones, cell phones, and fax machines
- Hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks and vacuum cleaners
- Power tools, cordless tools, etc.
- Electronic toys, such as keyboards and video game systems
Paper that is loose and not in binders will be accepted for shredding, and it may contain paper clips and staples. Hanging file folders, CDs, DVDs and other non-paper items will not be accepted.
Residents may be present to observe their confidential document shredding if the amount to be shredded can fit into one 96-gallon roll-out cart, which is equivalent to 240 pounds of material or about 8 small banker boxes of material.
Participants with quantities larger than the amount indicated above will have items placed in boxes to be shredded off-site at Shimar Recycling's secure facility.
The event is co-sponsored by the City of Durham's Solid Waste Management Department, Durham Police Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shimar Recycling and Synergy Recycling.