Q: How do I recycle Shredded Paper? Why can it not go in the bin?

A: Shredded paper needs to be handled separately from other recyclables. Smaller pieces of paper stick to other materials and/or blow around and make a mess. Shredded documents can be dropped off at the following locations: 

  • ACC Recycling Facility - 699 Hancock Industrial Way
  • CHaRM - 1005 College Ave
  • lower parking lot across the street of ACC Human Resources Office - 375 Satula Avenue

All locations have a large dumpster labeled for shredded paper only. Shredded paper should be in a clear plastic bag, or a box. 

Documents for shredding can be dropped off at the CHaRM. Please see the CHaRM website for hours and fees, http://accgov.com/charm. We store the documents in locked, secure roll carts within the CHaRM. Lindsay Group’s mobile document shredding units come by the CHaRM on a regular basis to destroy the documents and transport them to the recycling facility for proper recycling. There is a charge of $2.00 for each Bankers-size box of documents to be shredded.

Hard Drives can also be dropped off for destruction for $10 each, or can be donated to FREE IT Athens, a local non-profit, who will wipe the hard drive for secure reuse in their refurbishing operations.

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1. Q: Documents for Shredding - Where do I take them?
2. Q: When will my recyclables be collected?
3. Q: How and where can I recycle plastic bags and other stretchy plastics?
4. Q: How do I recycle Shredded Paper? Why can it not go in the bin?
5. Q: What is single stream recycling?
6. Q: Your signs say ‘no plastic bags’; can I put my recyclables in a bag?
7. Q: Batteries and light bulbs: where I can recycle them?
8. Q: Can I recycle my pizza boxes?
9. Q: My roll-cart is full and I have more recyclables. What do I do?
10. Q: Why can’t plastic bags, wraps, etc., be recycled on the curb or at a drop-off site?
11. Q: What questions should I be asking that would help my family become more efficient recyclers?
12. Q: How can I get one those amazing reusable recycling bags for my recycling?
13. Q: What do I need to know to insure that the things I recycle are actually sold to be repurposed?
14. Q: Plastics are confusing, which ones can I recycle?
15. Q: Can caps and lids be left on containers for recycling?
16. Q: What is a Pay-As-You-Throw garbage collection system?
17. Q: What is the biggest mistake residential customers make in recycling?
18. Q: Dog food bags are not recyclable. Why?
19. Q: What is the Waste Minimization Fee?