Dauphin County to Honor Earth Day with Free Paper Shredding Day on April 23

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Dauphin County is offering free paper shredding at the county recycling center on Friday, April 23, in recognition of Earth Day.

Residents with documents to be shredded can drop it – for no cost – at the Dauphin County Recycling Center (DCRC) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The county is partnering with Tri-State Shredding for the one-day event.

“After a year off, we are back hosting the free shredding to promote recycling and honor Earth Day,” Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said. “We want to make “going green” easy and convenient.”

Paper shredding usually costs $5 per box (a traditional box of copy paper or bankers box) at the DCRC.

At the free shredding event in 2019, more than 400 vehicles stopped by and recycled over 20,000 pounds of paper.

“This event really is quite popular, and we were eager to get planning after last year was cancelled due to the pandemic outbreak,” County Commissioner Chair Jeff Haste said.

The DCRC is located at 1625 South Cameron Street in Harrisburg.

Paper dropped off should be boxed and any staples or fasteners larger than a half inch must be removed.

“Proper document disposal can be forgotten in the daily bustle, but it can provide protection from fraud and identity theft risks,” County Commissioner George P. Hartwick III said.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.