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State Rep. Kifowit Hosting Annual Recycle, Shred Day

Apr 23, 2015 07:56PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Every year since I have been in office, I have supported efforts to recycle, reuse or repurpose.  In recognition of Earth Day, I have always offered a spring cleaning extravaganza. 

My Recycle and Shred event invites the community to join me for the confidential disposal of personal documents and medication, in addition to the recycle of electronics or other items in a safe and ‘green’ way on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at my district office, 1677 Montgomery Road, Suite 116 in Aurora.

A shred truck will be on-site to shred all confidential documents, such as tax documents, bills or statements with personally-identifying information. Over-the-counter and prescription medication can be harmful if misused, expired, or flushed into the water supply, and Fox Metro will be onsite to collect these medications.

Old phones will be recycled or refurbished to be a lifeline in an emergency by Mutual Ground. The Association for Individual Development will recycle electronics such as computer towers, microwaves, DVD players, cable boxes, and accessories.

We are also looking for gently-used books so Culture Stock can give them to new readers. Lastly, don’t let your plastic K-cups go to landfills – we recycle them here!

Upon arrival, volunteers will help unload your donations. Because of the popularity of this event please note that paper shredding is limited to two boxes per car, AID cannot accept any monitors or tvs, and any controlled substances or hazardous materials will not be accepted.

This is a wonderful event and I always enjoy meeting everyone who attends and participates in doing our part for the environment.

Provided by Stephanie Kifowit, State Representative, 84th District
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