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'Shred' October is coming Oct. 27

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com

One could, borrowing a movie title, call it the “Hunt for Shred October.”

Wednesday afternoon, members of the Henry County Solid Waste District Management Board announced those “hunting” for a place to shred their documents should mark Saturday, Oct. 27 on their calendars. That’s when another On-Site Shredding Event is planned.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents may bring up to 10 banker boxes (or the equivalent) of documents to the New Castle/Henry County Public Library for shredding free of charge.

Officials ask that paper clips and metal spirals be removed from the documents. However, clips and metal spirals do not have to be removed.

In other business at Wednesday’s meeting:

• District Director JoAnne McCorkle said personnel met with the newly formed “TV Committee” and New Castle Street Department Supt. Lee Walker to discuss how to address the growing number of discarded televisions here.

• McCorkle announced the district office is providing Clear Stream recycling containers for the REMC Community Day event today. The containers are specifically for collection of plastic water bottles and aluminum drink cans.

• On Oct. 4, McCorkle said she spoke at the invitation of Paula Chapman to approximately 60 Henry County Extension Homemakers. “It was an honor and a privilege to speak to this group,” she said. “They provide many wonderful things for our community.”

• Also this month, McCorkle said district personnel provided a program for local Cub Scouts at the Broad Street office. The scouts were working on a badge related to the recycling and the environment.