Published November 16, 2016
Have you amassed a collection of old documents and mail that needs to be shredded? Have you recently gotten more buff and now your clothes are too big (or, perhaps, the reverse)? If so, this is the weekend to get rid of all that and more.
UB is hosting a community shredding event and clothing drive from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 in the Main/Bailey parking lot on the South Campus; enter from Main Street, across from McDonalds.
Here’s what you need to know:
Only household and personal papers will be accepted for shredding. Examples include confidential documents containing account numbers or your Social Security number, bank and medical statements, and tax documents.
Non-shredded materials should be placed in your municipal tote for recycling. Examples include junk mail, non-confidential papers and magazines. These items should not be brought to the community shredding event.
All shredded paper will be recycled by event partner Shred-It Document Management.
The Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods will be on hand to accept clothing — including worn and/or torn items — as well as shoes and textiles. The coalition is a consortium of local nonprofit organizations, including the Salvation Army, AMVETS, Hearts for the Homeless and the Buffalo City Missions. It was formed by Goodwill Industries of Western New York.
As part of the event, GObike Buffalo will be accepting bicycles in any condition for its Recycle-a-Bike program. The program teaches at-risk students about bicycle repair, maintenance and safety, while building their own bikes from refurbished parts.
Event sponsors include the city of Buffalo, UB, the Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods and GObike Buffalo.