Free paper shredding for all Rocklanders offered Saturday in Haverstraw

The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority’s Paper Shredding event at Germonds Park in Clarkstown last weekend was well attended. Both of the shredding trucks left the event completely full, carrying tens tons of paper that will be made into new products instead of being sent to a landfill.

As an ongoing service for Rockland residents the Waste Authority’s next sponsored event will be this Saturday, May 5 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road in Garnerville, 8 a.m. – 12 noon. All Rockland County residents are invited to attend. Each vehicle may shred up to three full boxes of documents. This service is completely secure and free.

Food insecurity is real for one-in-seven people in Rockland County. To help combat hunger, we are asking residents to help someone get ahead while they shred by bringing along a non-perishable item for donation. The Town of Haverstraw will be accepting donations for a local food pantry during the Paper Shredding Event on Saturday.

“This is a great way to help members of your community while taking advantage of a great service. So, while you clear out your documents for shredding take a look in your pantry too!” Supervisor Howard T. Phillips, Jr. said.

The event is first-come first-serve until the trucks are full to capacity.

For more information about the Paper Shredding Events or other Waste Authority programs, visit http://www.rocklandrecycles.com. Stay informed on Twitter @GreenUpRockland and on the Facebook page GreenUpRockland.