Chamber’s annual Ready to Shred event set for April 5

PELHAM – The fourth “Ready to Shred” Recycling Day will take place at the Pelham Civic Complex on Friday, April 5.

The Shelby County Chamber’s Existing Business and Industry Work Group is hosting the event along with Gone For Good Document and E-Waste Solutions and the Pelham Civic Complex.

Over the past three years, more than 300 businesses and individuals brought thousands of pounds of paper that was shredded and thousands of pounds of electronic waste, like computers/ laptops, cell phones/ PDAs, DVD players/ VCRs, household appliances, communication equipment, office machines, printers, stereos and servers/ routers.

This year’s event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena. Gone for Good Document and E-Waste Solutions will be on site with a mobile truck for document destruction. There will also be an e-waste drop off area. Both services are free to the public.

The acceptable e-waste items businesses and individuals can drop off on April 5 include computers/ laptops, cell phones/ PDAs, DVD players/ VCRs, household appliances, communication equipment, office machines, printers, stereos, servers/ routers.

Participants are asked to observe the following limits:
– No more than four banker boxes of paper items.
– No more than four lawn/ leaf bags of acceptable recyclables.
– No more than four medium plastic storage bins of acceptable recyclables
– No televisions, computer monitors or batteries.

For additional information on “Ready To Shed” Recycling Day, please contact Jackson Pruett, the Chamber’s vice president of business development and support at 663-4542 or via e-mail at jackson@shelbychamber.org .