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Everyone can “shred it” on America Recycles Day

Eco-friendly citizens rejoice! It’s the one day a year when Fort Worth residents can have items shredded, recycled and donated for free.

Fort Worth celebrates America Recycles Day by hosting Shred Day on Saturday, Nov. 4.

In past years, approximately 1,200 – 1,500 vehicles have driven through the parking lot of LaGrave Field unloading paper that needs to be shredded, discarding tires, electronics or even furniture.

This year’s event will be held rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at La Grave Field, located at 301 N.E. Sixth St.

The event is sponsored by the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Waste Management, Goodwill, and Better Business Bureau of Greater Tarrant County.

Residents of Fort Worth and unincorporated Tarrant County, along with members of the BBB of Greater Tarrant County can bring up to five boxes of personal documents no more than 40 pounds each to be securely shredded by Tarrant County.

Other items that can be dropped off include electronics such as computers, televisions and small appliances and household items such as furniture and clothing. No mattresses or large appliances are accepted during this event.

For more information, please call 817-392-1234 or visit http://www.FortWorthTexas.gov/kfwb

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