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City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful offer free paper shredding May 7

May 02, 2016

Document ShreddingThe 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), fluorescent bulbs and gently-used clothes and shoes on May 7.

The event is part of the Johns Creek’s Hero4aDay initiative, which is a community day of service that includes a path repair and beautification project at Northeast/Spruill Oaks Public Library and painting the fence at Newtown Community Garden. To volunteer for the library project, click here. To volunteer for the Newtown Community Garden project, click here.

The shredding event also provides an opportunity to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease that can clog 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.   

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.

For more information about the shredding event, contact Keep Johns Creek Beautiful at 770-551-7766. This event is free for residents of the City of Johns Creek; however, for non-residents, there is a fee of up to $5 to recycle fluorescent bulbs.

This event does NOT include electronics recycling.

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: May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: This event is free for residents of the City of Johns Creek; however, for non-residents, there is a fee of up to $5 to recycle fluorescent bulbs.