Community Shredding and Recycling

Drive up line with Senator Bennett

It takes a community to run a shredding event. This past Saturday Senator Scott M. Bennett and The Urbana Free Library sponsored a shredding and mini-recycling opportunity. 87 happy local residents drove, bicycled or walked up with boxes of their personal papers to safely destroy. We also collected 4 buckets of used batteries and a variety of empty inkjet cartridges.

Shredding Day wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of many individual volunteers, including members of Girl Scout Troop 2229, Cub Scout Pack 114, Boy Scout Troop 104, and Urbana High School’s Key Club. The Urbana Public Works and the City of Urbana U-Cycle shared supplies and suggestions. AT&T Illinois and Shred-It provided the shredding truck and shredmaster Jeff. Goodwill Industries collected recyclables. Big thanks to X.J. Yuan of the Urbana Landmark Hotel and to Blake Weaver, for lending their parking lots for the event.

Shredding events are offered by organizations in the county throughout the year, but you can recycle at any time.

The Urbana Free Library, in partnership with Urbana U-Cycle, is always a drop-off site for your used household batteries, inkjet cartridges, and old cellphones/chargers.

The City of Urbana U-Cycle maintains a list of a variety of items and how they can be recycled. Click on this sentence to view the list of materials and where to take them.

Accepting batteries      Volunteers

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