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Western Pa. Shred-It events accept unwanted documents, electronics

Megan Tomasic
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Guardian Storage locations across Westmoreland and Allegheny counties are hosting free shred-it events this week as a way for people to get rid of unwanted documents.

Thursday through Saturday, individuals and local businesses can drop off five boxes per person to be disposed of, but more may be accepted during the last hour of each event as long as there is room in the Shred-It truck. Paper clips must be removed.

Those attending can bring electronic equipment including laptops, computers, cell phones, printers and non-freon appliances to recycle. The company serves as an electronic drop-off location as a partnership with Evolution E-cycle, a Pittsburgh-based recycling company.

Television and computer monitors cannot be accepted.

Here is a schedule of events, running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily:

  • Thursday — Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Pleasant Hills and North Huntingdon
  • Friday — Strip District, the Waterfront, Washington and Shadyside
  • Saturday — Monroeville along Route 22, Ross Township, Forest Hills, Robinson, Hampton, Bridgeville, Allegheny Valley, Bethel Park and Monroeville along Haymaker Road.

Voluntary cash or in-kind school supplies donations will be accepted to support The Education Partnership, a non-profit that helps bridge the gap between what students have and what they need. During an April Shred-It event, the company raised about $6,500 in monetary donations and collected more than $6,500 worth of school supplies.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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