6,800 pounds of paper collected at GSCCC’s shred event

PELHAM – About 6,800 pounds of paper and 1,500 pounds of electronic waste was collected at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s second Ready to Shred event on Friday, April 21, at the Pelham Civic Complex.

Electronic waste refers to computers, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, DVD players, VCRs, household appliances, communication equipment, office machines, printers, stereos and servers/routers.

According to a news release, 78 businesses and individuals participated in the event. The amount of shredded paper and electronic waste collected were higher than the totals from the chamber’s 2016 event.

The 2016 Ready to Shred event resulted in 4,001 pounds of paper and 939 pounds of e-waste being collected.

“We collected 3,360 additional pounds of recyclable materials than our 2016 event. We’re very pleased with the positive turnout and anticipate that this event will continue to grow,” Payton Thomas, the chamber’s manager of business development and support said. “We appreciate Gone for Good Document & E-Waste Solutions/ United Ability for partnering with us on this program.”

The GSCCC work to promote green business practices throughout the year in an effort to help Shelby County businesses understand the benefits their organizations can receive, which will also positively affect their bottom line.

For more information on the chamber’s Green Business program, contact Payton Thomas at payton@shelbychamber.org.