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East County Residential Customers Invited to Drop-Off Documents for Free Shredding


November 10, 2010 (El Cajon) – On November 15, Waste Management of San Diego will help to eliminate East County’s paper trail with a complimentary document shredding service in celebration of America Recycles Day.


Waste Management will offer its shredding service from 1 to 6 p.m. for East County residential customers at the company’s Transfer and Processing Station located at 925 O’Conner Street in El Cajon.


“This is a great way to not only safely destroy personal documents, but also protect our environment,” Carl Scherbaum, district manager of Waste Management of San Diego. “The shredded paper will be recycled and transformed into packaging and wood by-products. We are excited to open the doors to our East County residential neighbors and provide them with this convenient and free service.”


According to CalRecycle, California is faced with the challenge of managing nearly 14 million tons of postconsumer paper generated annually in the state. In 1997, only 31 percent of that paper was recovered for recycling, with the remainder disposed primarily in landfills.


In addition to the complimentary shredding service, residents are invited to drop off other recyclables also from 1 to 6 p.m. at the company’s Recycling Center, which is part of the El Cajon Transfer and Processing Station. Acceptable items include household batteries, florescent light tubes, as well as aluminum, glass and plastic cans. Additionally, e-waste such as TVs, computer monitors, fax machines, printers, stereos and microwaves will be accepted but limited to two items per visit. For additional information about the Recycling Center, visit http://www.wastemanagementsd.com/buyback.asp.


As North America’s largest provider of waste and environmental services, Waste Management is on a quest for environmental performance, to maximize resource value and minimize environmental impact.  To learn more, visit www.wastemanagementsd.com and www.thinkgreen.com.

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