ATLANTA — Want to make history while your personal history is safely recycled?
On Saturday, Norcross-based Recall, an information management company, and CBS Atlanta News are teaming up to host the Great Shredder Event at Turner Field. The organizers are vying to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Paper Collected in One Day.”
“As a global company headquartered in Atlanta, we look forward to supporting our local community with the same secure, innovative services that we offer worldwide to businesses around the globe,” Recall Americas President Mark Wesley said. “Recall’s global chain of custody provides end-to-end security of all business information, including secure destruction. We welcome everyone in the Atlanta area to participate in this event and have their sensitive and confidential documents securely destroyed.”
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the free event will be held in the Blue parking lot in the Atlanta Braves venue. The public should bring any personal information they need shredded, such as bank statements, bills and tax documents. Do not bring newspapers, magazines, metal, batteries or plastic.
Beside paper, there is electronic recycling available. MS Electronics Recycling will take computer parts and accessories, hard drives (which will be shredded at their facility,) fax machines, photocopiers, cell phones, televisions (for a $10 fee), stereo equipment, video game consoles, digital cameras, toasters, coffee makers, and vacuum cleaners.
Do not bring liquids of any kind, compressed cylinders, hazardous waste, disposable or rechargeable batteries, large household appliances (like refrigerators, washers and dryers) car batteries, starters or alternators, incandescent or fluorescent bulbs and fixtures.
If you want to do some extra fall cleaning, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is collecting food and clothing. For a few dollars, the nonprofit is raffling off Atlanta Falcons tickets.