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Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"
Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County -  – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) will host a “Shred & Tread” recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities on nationally recognized America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD is a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.  The event, where citizens can shred sensitive documents or dispose of passenger tires, will be held at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division – Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive in Decatur.

DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding provided by Shred-it. Shred-it has specialized in document destruction for more than 20 years and values the security of confidential information. 

In order to accommodate as many people as possible, there is a limit of five boxes per person.  Individuals who have collected items for shredding on behalf of a neighborhood/community group must make reservations through the KDB office prior to the event. Items from commercial businesses and vehicles will not be accepted.  For a complete list of accepted items for shredding, please call the KDB office or visit the website at www.keepdekalbbeautiful.org

In addition to the paper shredding option, citizens also have the opportunity to properly dispose of tires.  DeKalb residents can drop off passenger car tires for $1 each (maximum of 10 tires per person) for recycling. Commercial grade tires will not be accepted.

For specific event questions or volunteer opportunities, please contact Keep DeKalb Beautiful at 404-371-2654 or visit www.keepdekalbbeautiful.org.