America Recycles Day is observed every year in mid-November with a focus on continually improving recycling practices. This year, Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management (TCRMM) partnered with Challenge Workforce Solutions to offer a free Confidential Document Shred Day. Since other community shredding events only take place in the Spring and Summer, many residents were eager to safely and conveniently recycle their confidential documents.
Challenge brought all of the equipment needed for a secure collection, as well as a portable shredder for demonstration purposes. Challenge employees worked with TCRMM staff to direct traffic and assist in the unloading of documents. It was an unusually cold and snowy day for mid-November, but attendance was high. 67 cars stopped by the event to unload a total of 1,392 pounds of paper.