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Orange Rotary, Recycling, Join For Shredding Event, Bicycle Donation Day

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Jun 252016
 

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 11.23.49 AMThe Rotary Club of Orange, together with Orange Recycling, will hold a shredding day at High Plains Community Center on June 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bicycles of all sizes also may be donated at the same time.

Items brought for shredding should be personal documents, and all paper should be removed from binders or notebooks beforehand. Although there is no charge to area residents, donations will be gratefully received. The donations will be used for our annual student scholarships.

Donated bicycles will be given to BEEEP Inc. (Bicycle Education, Entrepreneurship and Enrichment Program). BEEEP is a New Haven-based non-profit program that recycles bicycles and teaches repair and riding skills. BEEEP enriches the community through biking for people who don’t have bikes, those whose bikes are broken, and those who don’t feel safe riding in the city.

Rotary is the only service club of its type in the world. Orange Rotary welcomes new members at its weekly luncheons. The Orange Rotary Club includes community business people, professionals, and like-minded individuals. Those interested in membership can consult www.rotaryclubfororange.org This website offers insight into Rotary’s mission and service opportunities.

Originally Published on: May 30, 2016 @ 11:27

Second Publishing on: Jun 14, 2016 @ 14:23

Hundreds Take Advantage Of Orange Paper Shredding Day (WITH VIDEO)

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Nov 102013
 

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

When it comes to getting something for nothing, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the opportunity?

On Saturday, hundreds of residents did just that. The Orange Recycling Committee and Orange Rotary Club teamed up to offer a secure DOCUMENT SHREDDING event in the parking lot in front of High Plains Community Center from 9 am. to noon.

Residents were invited to bring any confidential papers that they wouldn’t want to fall into an unscrupulous strangers hands, such as pay stubs or any items with social security numbers, bank account numbers of credit card information.

ProShred™ Security brought its truck in for the event. Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said he arrived at 8:30 a.m. followed by the truck at 8:45 a.m. “I helped him park and settle in and we turned around and there already were 20 people in line,” he said. “People had car loads of stuff, and I thought we’d be overwhelmed. We’ve been steady all day and people are still coming in (at 10:30 a.m.).”

Residents took this opportunity seriously, cleaning out their attics, basements, junk drawers and file cabinets to dispose of any paperwork that could put them in danger of identity theft. A small screen on the side of the truck shows the inside compartment where the papers are shredded.

The scraps are then transported to a recycling facility.

Goldblatt said all of the cardboard boxes in which people brought their papers were broken down and recycled through the Orange Transfer Station.

For further information, please e-mail orangerecycles@gmail.com.