Document shredding, recycling offered in midstate Friday, Saturday

Staff reportsOctober 11, 2012 

Midstate residents may get rid of old documents and other items that are hard to dispose of at separate events planned for Friday and Saturday.

Robins Federal Credit Union is holding its biannual Shred Day at various branch locations, while Wesleyan College is hosting a recycling event on campus.

For Shred Day, which actually spans two days, Cintas Document Management will park a truck at branch locations in Gray, Macon and Warner Robins.

Shredding personal documents can help protect against identity theft, said Amy Etheridge of Robins Federal. Old bills, bank statements, tax documents and anything else that contains personal information is a good candidate for shredding, she said.

All paper will be accepted, although people are asked to limit their shredding to two paper-sized boxes. Documents will be shredded on site.

The truck will be at Robins Federal Credit Union’s Gray branch 9 a.m.-noon Friday and then at the Macon location on Zebulon Road from 1-4 p.m. the same day. The truck will park at the branch on South Houston Lake Road in Warner Robins from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Also Saturday, Wesleyan College in Macon will host a recycling event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for electronics, universal waste (such as fluorescent bulbs and batteries), paper, plastic, cardboard and metal.

“People at home have trouble figuring out what to do with batteries, fluorescent bulbs. ... You can’t just toss them in the trash,” said Kim Casebeer of Wesleyan. “We’re doing this to be helpful to our neighbors.”

Both events are free.

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