Hundreds of residents took advantage of the free service handled by Affordable Solutions, owned and operated by Orange resident Joe Johnston.
Cars and SUVs lined up with bags or boxes filled with documents for shredding. Anyone who wanted their boxes or containers returned simply told a volunteer.
Other cardboard boxes were broken down and piled into recycling committee member’s SUV and brought to the transfer station for recycling. Paper and plastic bags also were transported to the transfer station and recycled, nothing was thrown away, and the Recycling Committee left the area cleaner than they found it when they set up.
At the end of the allotted time (9 a.m. to noon), 10,000 lbs of paper had been shredded and 42 mattresses were brought in to be recycled.
Residents expressed their appreciation to Recycling Committee members and Rotarians alike.
Keep your eyes open for the next shredding opportunity, which most likely will take place in Spring 2022.