EDITOR'S NOTE: All of Ask Renee's columns are moving to NUVO! Here's one that first appeared online in October of 2015.
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What is the best way to dispose of shredded paper?
The best way is to recycle it in your curbside recycling – with a company like Best Way, Ray’s or Republic.
Republic says it’s a good idea to bag it first, to avoid a mess of paper pieces. Ray’s even suggests that customers use a clear bag so their pickers can see what’s inside and it’s not mistaken for a bag of trash.
If you don’t subscribe to a curbside recycling service, there are bins all around town where bagged shredded paper is accepted. Ray’s Trash Service manages the green and yellow Paper Retriever drop-off containers and Republic manages the City of Indianapolis drop-off locations.
If you’ve been collecting important confidential documents that need to be shredded, find a shredder that protects your personal information and recycles 100% of the paper, like QuickShred (also an HEC Green Business).
Or, last week’s Carmel Green Initiative newsletter notified me of a Community Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Event this Saturday at Creekside Middle School.
(NOTE: This edition of Ask Renee appeared in the 11/11/15 issue of NUVO.)