The Paper Shredding Day that was scheduled to take place in Dartmouth on June 27, 2020 is canceled. It is very difficult to keep all of those involved in running a paper shred day at least six feet apart, so for safety reasons the event will not take place.
Several companies offer paper shredding services if you need to shred papers promptly.
Proactively reduce the paper that you must deal with by reducing the paper coming into your home.
Go paperless for as many bills, financial statements, and magazines as possible. Choosing electronic statements saves trees, reduces pollution, reduces clutter, and reduces the number of physical documents that contain your personal information.
Directly contact companies to unsubscribe from unwanted mail. Also, catalogchoice.org allows you to unsubscribe from catalogs. To opt out of credit card or insurance offers, call toll-free 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visit optoutprescreen.com. The phone number and website are operated by the major consumer reporting companies.
If you shred your own paper, you can compost it, use it as packing material, or use it to dry out old latex paint. Shredded paper does not belong in the recycling cart. It becomes a contaminant (and then trash) at the sorting facilities.
For more information, please call the Department of Community Services at (508) 979-1692 or the Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Management District Recycling Office at (508) 979-1493 or email Marissa@gnbrrmdistrict.org.