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Shred Day Scheduled for June 3

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative is providing a paper-shredding and recycling event for members on from 9 a.m. until noon on June 3 at its headquarters at 1300 Highway 24, Newport.

“We are asking those who participate to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to be donated to local food pantries,” said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia. “This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of sensitive documents and give back to the community at the same time.”

The co-op and its partner, Shred-It, will take those documents and files, shred them and dispose of them in an environmentally responsible way. To speed the process, it is recommended that materials are packed in plastic trash bags, rather than cardboard boxes or reusable bins.

To avoid traffic congestion, the co-op will take six bags per vehicle at a time; however, those with more can get back in line.

Items accepted include color paper, computer paper, stationary, envelopes (with or without windows) hanging file folders, magazines, newspapers, glossy paper, post-it notes, and other paper materials.

Staples, paper clips and binder clips are okay. However, the following items cannot be accepted:

  • Batteries
  • Computer hard drives
  • Cell phones
  • Plastic cards, microfilm, x-rays, CDs, transparencies, tapes (VHS, cassette etc.)
  • Carbon paper
  • Personal hygiene items such as tissues, paper towels
  • Food waste


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