Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 20, 2013 @ 9:22PM
Created on April 20, 2013 @ 5:15PM
A great way to protect your privacy and cut down on waste is by recycling. The Upshur County Solid Waste Authority held a free shredding event for community members to properly get rid of personal information and business documents. This event helps protect against the growing threat of identity theft. Community members were also shown how to recycle correctly to help cut down on waste.
Organizers said the event is a way to help educate the public about the resources around them.
Burl Smith, Director of the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority, said, "That's the purpose of our celebration of recycling is to educate the people and inform people about what we do have available here in Upshur County for recycling. It's something free to everyone. We're doing it this year and we hope to do it again next year."
The Solid Waste Authority is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.