Saturday, August 3, 2013

Paper Shredding

  On a rainy Saturday morning the Bogota Green Team, along with the Bogota Environmental Commission  & the Bergen County Utility Authority hosted a paper shredding event in the parking lot of the Bogota Recreation Center. A fully enclosed 24 foot truck was brought in to dispose of the material.  The truck had it own shredder with in the body of the truck so taht no material would be able to escape, or be left behind.   The back door was also pad locked only to be open at the next step of the process.  Hamilton Fernandez of  Nex-Cut and some student volunteers assisted those who came to  dispose of their documents. Items were place in a single container, which was then taken to the side of the truck. The container was then lifted into the truck, tip to empty into a shredder as the container was empty. A small screen at the control panel show the shredding process taking place. Mr. Fernandez allowed the person to look at the screen so they could see what was taking place. In addition  Mr. Fernandez would show anyone who asked that the container that into the truck was now empty. Something a few items were left in the container which were then taken out by hand and placed in the truck to be shredded. The container was always fully empty before being use for more material.
  Mr. Fernandez said that he would then take the truck to the next step of the process in which the shredded paper be processed into a fine dust , or powder  so it could then be recycled into various paper product such as plates , or napkins. Mr. Fernandez estimated that this event had collect about 3,000 pounds of waste.  So not only have personal documents have been deposed of safely, but a ton & a half of refused can now be put to a new use.

 Colin McDonnell helping with some paper

Jack Finucane (L) & Hamilton Fernandez filling  the container 

Hamilton Fernandez taking some paper and placing it in to the container 

The Container being placed into the lift...

 ...and being lifted into the truck.

Watching the container go into the truck so it's contents can be shredded.


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  2. Nice blog! Thanks for sharing.Document Shredding is a safe and secure way of protected valuable data and information from getting into the hands of the wrong people. It is also a great way to contribute to helping the environment.
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  3. Paper shredding is very necessary to get saved from identity theft and this is also necessary for keeping Eco system good. Few months back a document shredding event got held in Newport(America). About 13 thousand pound document got shredded there. After calculation it was concluded that about 13 trees got saved. Now you can see that how necessary paper shredding is.

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  5. Paper shredding events like this certainly help reduce paper waste while providing secure document management service. In today’s world, it is really important that everyone knows how to properly dispose off their sensitive documents. Thank you for sharing this post!

  6. What a cool event and a great idea. It a good way to get rid of unwanted paper.

  7. How often do you have these events? Are they regularly scheduled in advance?

  8. Very cool event! Great way to teach awareness about keeping personal and business information safe.