Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and CarFit

Athens-area residents can get rid of old electronics and personal papers at a free recycling and shredding event Saturday, April 6, 2012 at the Athens Community Council on Aging (135 Hoyt Street, Athens).

Older drivers can also take advantage of Car Fit, a service that measures and improves the way your car fits your driving needs. Car Fit will also be offered free.

The three-for-free event is an AARP Community Service Event.

Activities get under way at 10 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. that day.

Both recycling activities offer residents an easy, free way to get rid of hard-to-dispose of materials:
• Electronics recycling makes it easy to dispose of obsolete personal computers, laptops, fax machines, telephones, cell phones and many other items whose hazardous material content prevents normal disposal. For a more complete list of items that will be accepted, see our list below.
• Document shredding provides a safe, secure way to get rid of old financial documents and bills – paperwork whose disposal might otherwise pose a risk of identity theft.

Car Fit improves car safety by measuring and adjusting critical factors such as the distance between the driver and the car’s gas and brake pedals; the distance between the steering wheel and driver’s chest; line of sight above the steering wheel; and much more.

All services are free, but a donation of 3-4 non-perishable food items is requested. All donated food items will go to the ACCA Home Delivered Meals program.

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