Shred Day event Aug. 22 in Anderson


On Saturday, August 22, Anderson County will host another Shred Day. The event will take place from 10 am until 1 pm at the Civic Center of Anderson. Statistics show more than 31% of paper is dumped in the landfill every year. Shred Days offer a positive way to divert unnecessary waste from the landfill. Shredding remains environmentally friendly and encourages healthy, green habits within communities.

On-site paper shredding is also a secure way to dispose of unwanted or personal documents with first-hand verification that documents are shredded and unrecoverable. This convenient process delivers a more efficient means of disposal, by destroying a greater amount of material in a shorter period of time.

Residents are also encouraged to participate in the Back to School Supply Drive that will take place at the same time. The Drive will benefit local children that attend county schools.

According to County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn, “The County hosts several events each year to assist residents with their shredding needs while diverting paper waste from our landfill. More importantly, the recent rise in identity theft makes shredding a smart choice for everyone. Council’s top priority is the protection of our County and each individual resident. We are happy to provide citizens a safer option than just tossing out documents that may fall into the wrong hands.”