Think of it as spring cleaning, with serious horsepower.
A giant mobile shredder is headed to Brookhaven on May 18-19 to help residents and businesses securely discard paper documents at the town’s Materials Recycling Facility at 350 Horseblock Rd.
“The Town of Brookhaven’s past shredding events have resulted in the successful and safe disposal of tons of documents and helped raise awareness to recycling,” town Supervisor Mark Lesko said in a news release. “Not only does this event encourage environmental responsibility, it also helps protect our residents from identity theft by making sure that their private documents don’t end up in the wrong hands.”
Documents will be collected in a 65-gallon container before they are dumped into the shredder, provided by ReCommunity. Each participant will be able to witness the shredding of the papers. The town asks that paper clips and other metal removed first, as well as other contaminants such as rubber bands. Papers can remain stapled, though.
“I strongly encourage residents and small businesses in the Town of Brookhaven to take advantage of this great opportunity,” said Councilman Tim Mazzei, the liaison to the Department of Waste Management. “As a small-business owner myself, I understand the need to get rid of old documents in a secure and environmentally conscious manner.”
Small businesses may use the shredder May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but need to register first by calling 631-451-6393 during business hours. Residents may use the shredder on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.