Shred events planned in Dalton

Shred events planned in Dalton

The Reed Records Management shredding truck will come to the Dalton Library twice in October.


The Reed Records Management shredding truck will come to the Dalton Library twice in October to accept filled document bags purchased through Friends of the Dalton Library. Onsite shredding will take place Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Prepaid security shred bags, which may be purchased at the Dalton Library, cost $8 and can hold about two banker boxes of paper.

The secure bags can be filled with no-longer-needed confidential documents such as applications, invoices and bank statements. When a bag is full, the user seals it with an adhesive strip and takes it to the Dalton Library on one of the designated dates. At the shred day a Reed employee will take custody of each sealed bag and load it into a no-touch, mobile shredding truck that will destroy all documents onsite.

The Reed truck’s pierce and tear destruction reduces paper to quarter-inch pieces that are delivered to a custom recycler. The shredded paper is typically put through an acid bath process and recycled into low-grade paper such as paper towels and tissue.

The Reed truck holds more than 5 tons of shredded paper. According to Reed President Keith Eriksen, each ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. In addition each recycled ton of paper saves nine barrels of oil, 54 million Btu’s of energy and 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy.

Those who can’t come on either day may take their filled, prepaid bags to the Reed facility at 2730 Akron Road in Wooster from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or call 330-601-0717 to make an appointment for drop-off.

Shred days are sponsored each spring and fall by Friends of the Dalton Library to raise money for special library projects.

Further information about the security shred bags is available at the Dalton Library, 127 S. Church St., Dalton, or by calling the library at 330-828-8486.

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