Chamber’s first ‘Ready To Shred’ a success

FROM STAFF REPORTS

 PELHAM— About 70 businesses and individuals participated in the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s first “Ready To Shred” Recycling Day April 22, according to an April 25 release.

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The event, sponsored by Gone For Good Document & E-Waste Solutions, was held in the parking lot at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About 4,001 pounds of paper were shredded, and about 939 pounds of e-waste—computers, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, batteries, DVD players, VCRs, household appliances, communication equipment, office machines, printers, stereos, servers and routers— were collected.

“For a first-time event, we’re very pleased with the positive turnout,” said Payton Thomas, the chamber’s manager of business development and support. “We appreciate Gone For Good Document & E-Waste Solutions and the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena for partnering with us on this program.”

Thomas said the Existing Business and Industry Work Group will likely review the event and discuss ways to improve it so more businesses and residents can participate in the future.

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce works on promoting green business practices throughout the year in an effort to help Shelby County businesses understand the benefits their organizations can receive that positively affect their bottom line.

For more information on the Chamber’s green business program, contact Thomas 663-4542, ext. 105 or at payton@shelbychamber.org.