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Headed for an AARP shredding, recycling event? Here's a list of stuff to bring

March 2 shred_recycle team (1)

Whether it's spring cleaning or a fall clean-up, AARP Georgia makes it easy to get rid of stuff you don't need.

Look for one of our shredding/recycling events, then copy this list and collect your disposables.

For document shredding, we use a shredding contractor whose truck will offer safe, on-site shredding. Focus first on those documents that, if they were tossed in the trash, would compromise your financial security. Identity thieves need little - a checking account number, old credit card receipts with your account number, utility bills showing your account number and address. Gather up all those old confidential papers and bring them to us for shredding.

Electronics items that our recycling contractor will accept at no charge to you include:

  • Personal computers, laptop computers and computer modems.
  • External computer disk drives, printers and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) batteries. (They're heavy; much heavier than a simple power strip.)
  • CD-ROMs, fax machines, copiers, home telephones, and cell phones.
  • Circuit boards.
  • Personal computer power supplies, home document shredders, computer keyboards and computer mice.
  • Stereos, videocassette recorders and players, CD players.
  • Typerwriters.
  • Document scanners.
  • Electronic test equipment.
  • Microwaves.
  • Personal computer monitors and computer cables.
  • Clothes washers and dryers and kitchen stoves.

Please note: For quicker service on site, please remove all cabling from your devices and place the cables in a bag.

Also please note, due to bulk, weight and complexity, our electronics recycler will charge $10 to recycle television sets and cathode ray tube (CRT) computer desktop monitors.

Finally, our recycler cannot accept:Console or projection TV sets.

  • Car batteries.
  • Tools.
  • Toasters, refrigerators, freezers, vacuum cleaners, humidifiers, blenders, mixers or tires.
  • Gas-powered tools.
  • Household Trash.

Thanks for your cooperation! We look forward to serving you.

Photo of recycling team taken at a shredding and recycling event from earlier this year in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Gary Cecil.

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