County Celebrates America Recycles Day with Paper Shredding/Recycling Events

For Immediate Release: 9/3/2015 County Celebrates America Recycles Day with Paper Shredding/Recycling Events In celebration of America Recycles Day 2015, Montgomery County’s Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) in the Department of Environmental Protection has announced upcoming paper shredding and recycling events will be held – rain or shine – at three sites in the County on September 12, October 4 and November 14. America Recycles Day is designated each November 15 to renew recycling efforts and increase recycling awareness in communities across the country. Activities will include confidential paper shredding/recycling and reusable item donation collection events for Montgomery County residents only. County residents may bring up to five paper bags or small office paper-sized boxes of personal papers per vehicle for on-site shredding, as well as unlimited donations of gently used clothing and household goods in usable and working condition. To ensure everyone’s safety, residents are required to remain in their vehicles and will not be able to watch their paper being shredded. In addition, DSWS staff and volunteers will be available at each of the locations to provide residents with information on recycling, waste reduction, reuse and buying recycled products. The events will take place on the following dates, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (the last car must be in line by 2 p.m.) at the locations listed: • Saturday, September 12 at Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Dr., Bethesda; • Sunday, October 4 at John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring; and • Saturday, November 14 at Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Rd., Germantown. Service providers and partners for these events are: Office Paper Systems, A Wider Circle, Vietnam Veterans of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. For more information on the events scheduled and for tips on reducing waste, buying products made with recycled content and reusing and recycling, visit or contact DSWS by calling 3-1-1. # # # Media contact: Sue Tucker, 240-777-6507 Event contact: Eileen Kao, 240-777-6406 # # # Release ID: 15-323]]>

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