Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shred Day 2017


  On Saturday-10-June the Borough of Bogota  in cooperation with the Bergen County Utilities  Authority  hosted a paper shredding event. This took place in the parking lot of the Bogota Recreation Center.  Approximately over 1000 lbs of paper was collected that morning. Members of  Bogota Dept. of Public Works,  and  a number of Volunteer High School Students assisted residents with their excess paper products. Items such as sensitive & business documents were taken by the volunteers, along with Councilwoman Daniele Fede, were taken away to be disposed of  securely. bag and box full of unneeded documents were placed in a bin, then lifted into the shredding truck parked there.  The contents were then placed into the shredding machine to be cut into small strips.  The strips are then formed into bales in the back of the truck. The truck itself is locked and secured until it returns to the recycling plant. After the truck is unloaded the bales are then processed into paper slurry which is then sold to paper mills which then can be turn into bath & facial tissues. Many companies are now producing tissues products that are comprised of 100% recycled material.  The advantage of this is less solid waste needed to go into landfills and more trees allowed to remain growing.

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