Lines of Shred-It trucks and groups of volunteers served the record-number 2,300 vehicles at the
Shred/Recycling event at Montgomery College, Rockville campus.
The latest NBC4 Community Shred/Recycling event held in the Mannakee St. parking lot of Montgomery College, Rockville in late June resulted in high numbers and a couple of new records for this event.
- Total amount of paper brought for shredding/recycling: 40 tons (nearly 41 tons in 2013
- Total amount of cardboard brought for recycling: 2.23 tons (up from 1.23 tons in 2013)
- Total number of vehicles served: 2,300 (up from 1,580 in 2013)
- Saved enough electricity to power 86 homes for a month;
- Reduced air pollution by the same amount as taking 93 cars off the road for a day;
- Saved enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool; and
- Saved 714 trees from being cut down.
The Division of Solid Waste Services (Dept. of Environmental Protection) thanks everyone who came out on a rainy Saturday to turn over their personal documents and other papers for shredding and recycling.