Dauphin County Commissioners, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Tri-State Shredding to host 2nd annual free paper shredding event in celebration of Earth Day on April 19

HARRISBURG, PA (April 2, 2019) – In honor of Earth Day in April, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, the county’s Waste Management and Recycling Department and Tri-State Shredding, will host a free paper shredding day from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at the Dauphin County Recycling Center (DCRC). 

“Once again, we’re teaming up with Alpha Kappa Alpha to offer confidential paper shredding at no cost to residents and businesses,” said Pries, who oversees the county’s Waste Management and Recycling Department. “It’s a great opportunity to properly dispose of tax-related documents, bank statements and other paperwork and prevent identify theft.” 

Paper shredding usually costs $5 per box at the DCRC.

"Alpha Kappa Alpha is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of our neighbors throughout greater Harrisburg - including preventing the perils of fraud, identity theft and information insecurity through proper document disposal and recycling," said Anize Appel, Ed. D., president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter. "We applaud Dauphin County leadership for making this Earth Day event possible and are pleased to be a part of this unique initiative."

Paper dropped off for shredding should be boxed. All staples or fasteners larger than a half inch must be removed.

“This event is part of our ongoing effort to increase recycling,” said Haste. “Last year, a total of 393 people visited the facility and recycled over 1,000 boxes - or 7,500 lbs. - of paper during the one-day event.”

Dauphin County residents also can recycle electronics, such as telephones, televisions, DVD players, printers, answer machines and more, for free at the DCRC. The facility also accepts unwanted appliances that function by electric or gas current for a minimal fee, packaging and food service containers, polystyrene foam #6 and compact fluorescent bulbs.

“Our goal is to make ‘going green’ as simple and convenient as possible for everyone,” said Hartwick. “We appreciate the partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha and Tri-State Shredding to keep our county clean and green.”

Located off S. Cameron Street in Harrisburg, inside the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex, the DCRC is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information about the DCRC’s recycling programs, please call the center at 717-982-6772 or visit the county’s website at www.DauphinCounty.org.