A resident gets help with documents to be shredded at the April 21 free Safe Pill Collection and Document Shredding event at the Landfill on Buyea Road, town of Lincoln. File photo.

Madison County residents are invited to attend a free Document Shredding and Textile Collection event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Buyea Road Residential Station, located at 6666 Buyea Road in Canastota.

Residents can bring up to four filing boxes of personal and confidential documents to be shredded and recycled. Medical documents, bank information, tax records, and other paperwork containing account numbers or private details are ideal for drop off. Business waste will not be accepted.

Residents are also encouraged to drop off clothing, footwear and blankets as part of their textile collection event. Accepted items include shirts, pants, handbags, backpacks, sneakers, boots, blankets and towels. Textiles must be clean, dry and placed in a plastic bag. Please do not bring clothes on hangers.

According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, New York state residents throw away almost 1.4 billion pounds of textiles annually. Recycling textiles for reuse reduces the amount of material landfilled and saves natural resources such as water and petroleum.

Just as a reminder, when transporting trash or recyclables to the landfill, or any of the transfer stations, it must be secured.  Even if trash is in a bag, if it is in an open car trunk or the back of a pickup truck it must be covered.  So remember to tarp it or get a ticket.

For more information and other upcoming events, visit madisoncountyrecycles.ny.gov or visit their Facebook page at Madison County Solid Waste & Recycling.

By martha

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