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Shred, recycle personal documents, recycle fluorescent lights on Feb. 6

January 26, 2016

The 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 Feb. 6. 

shredding dayTo 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 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, 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.

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: Feb. 6, 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.