Shredding 1Gilmer County Retired Educators and AARP Chapter members can help you with your Spring Cleaning this year.

On Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AARP Georgia is sponsoring a Shredding/Electronics Recycling/CarFit event at the Ellijay Church of Christ parking lot, 351 N. Main Street in Ellijay. 

Help protect yourself from fraud by bringing outdated or confidential papers, receipts, and checks that are no longer needed to be shredded.


Bring personal computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, microwaves, and other electronics to be recycled. There is a $25 charge to recycle televisions and a $5 charge to recycle computer monitors, and all other items are free.  

Then take 10 minutes to make sure your car fits you.  AARP Driver Safety volunteers will check that your side and rearview mirrors are positioned correctly to help eliminate blind spots; that your steering wheel is adjusted for the best visibility; and that lights, blinkers and break lights are in working order.

“This popular event was last held in Ellijay in March 2012,” says Karen Cooper, Associate State Director, Community Outreach, AARP Georgia.  “At that time, we collected more electronics for recycling than at any other event, and we hope to break that record on April 5.”

Services are free (except for a charge to recycle TV’s and computer monitors), and a donation of three-four non-perishable boxed or packaged food items for Gilmer Community Food Bank is requested.  Food items will be collected at the event.

A complete list of items that can be recycled is available here:  2014 Ellijay Shredding Event Details

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