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Shred, recycle personal documents, recycle fluorescent lights on Aug. 15

August 05, 2015

recycleThe 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), and fluorescent bulbs on Aug. 15. 

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.

The event also allows people to dispose of fats, oils and grease that can clog underground 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.   

For more information about the shredding event, email Keep Johns Creek Beautiful or 770-551-7766.

Who: City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, Panera Bread Co.
What: Document shredding, FOG and fluorescent bulb recycling
Where: Panera Bread Co., 11715 Medlock Bridge Rd.
When: Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free