Better Business Bureau Fall Shred Day!
While the City will not be hosting a shred day this fall as we work out logistics following the sale of the West End Building, the Better Business Bureau will be hosting a Free Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day, Saturday, October 24, 2015 9am-1pm.
Better Business Bureau, 4004 SW Kruse Way Place, Lake Oswego, OR
Limit 3 bags or boxes per person. As usual, please bring patience with you and follow instructions of those running the event.
Look for a special appearance by Blaze, the Portland Trail Blazers mascot!
Sponsored by: KOIN 6, Community Shred It, SBK Green Century Electronic Recycling.
25% Off Shredding Coupon!
Did you miss the opportunity to shred your sensitive documents during Community Shred Day? The UPS Store on 335 S State St, Suite V is offering 25% off shredding costs when you bring in this voucher! Gather up your shredding to dispose of at a convenient time with no long lines to wait in. Thanks to Don and the team at the UPS Store for offering this discount to help meet shredding needs in LO!
Community Shred Day Results!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Community Shred Day this year! We were able to shred 11, 580 pounds (5.79 tons) of paper! This equates to 108 carts- the most we have ever shredded with one truck! Additionally, we donated 424 lbs of food to the Oregon Food Bank and approximately that much to St Vincent de Paul- thank you everyone for your donations.
The environmental impact of Shred Day was also significant. The following metrics were provided by EnviroShredNW:
|Amount Saved||Financial Value|
|98 Trees saved||$24,500|
|40,530 Gallons of water saved||$182.39|
|23,739 Kw of energy saved||$1899.12|
|347 lbs of pollutants kept from atmosphere||$1735.00|
|29 cubic yards of landfill saved||$1450.00|
|Total Financial Value of Event||$29,766 51|
Twice a year the City sponsors a free community shred day for Lake Oswego residents. Typically held in the spring after tax day and in the fall, community shred day provides secure, on site document destruction. In addition, all shredded material is recycled at the end of the day, making shred day both secure and environmentally sustainable! Service is on a first come, first served basis and limited to the truck capacity. Join us at the West End Building from 10am- 1pm on April 25, 2015 for secure document shredding by EnviroShred NW.
- Each household is limited to 3 boxes of paper. Paper can be transported in bags, boxes, whatever!
- Paper clips, staples, rubber bands etc are all ok and you do not need to remove these before shredding.
- Please bring non-perishable food to donate to the Oregon Food Bank. A list of items most in need can be found on the Oregon Food Bank website.
2015 Shred Day events will be published in the Hello LO and on the community calendar . For more information on Identity Theft, please consult the guide below put together by the LO Police Department.
During other times of the year, secure document shredding services are available at UPS stores, which charge a per pound fee, and from other area vendors. To find current secure document shredding vendors, rates, and locations, visit Metro's Find a Recycler website or call the Metro Recycling information at 503-234-3000.
Identity theft prevention resources can be found in the brochure linked below. For questions about what to do if you are a victim of identity theft, visit the Police Department's identity theft website.
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