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Free shred day Saturday will also offer e-cycling

By From staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha Valley residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents and old consumer electronic devices during a "Fight Fraud, Shred Instead" recycling event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Gander Mountain parking lot, 2600 Mountaineer Blvd., Southridge Center, Charleston.

This free event is sponsored by AARP West Virginia and the AARP Foundation, in partnership with the West Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol, Better Business Bureau, Charleston Newspapers, Shred-It and Bluegrass E-Cycle is open to all Kanawha Valley residents. In the event of severe inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.

Individuals may securely dispose of residential paper documents that contain sensitive information, such as tax returns, bank statements, medical bills and credit card receipts. The shredded papers will be recycled into consumer paper products. Saturday's event is limited to the recycling of residential paper products -- no businesses please -- with a limit of six bags or boxes per household.

Bluegrass E-Cycle will offer free electronics recycling during this community event. Used consumer electronics items will be accepted, including batteries, cable and wire, CDs, cell phones, circuit boards, computers and computer accessories, ink and toner, modems, flat screen monitors, mp3 players, network equipment (servers, routers, switches), printers, satellite receivers, video cassette recorders and cameras, video games and consoles. Older tube TV's and monitors will not be accepted.

Charleston Newspapers will be collecting newspapers, magazines and telephone directories for recycling during the event. For more information, contact AARP Foundation at 800-799-4638.


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