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Posted on: June 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] SMITHTOWN HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL PAPER SHREDDING EVENT

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Nearly five tons of sensitive documents safely shredded at first Annual Paper Shredding Event

Residents bring nearly five tons of sensitive documents to safely shred at first Annual Paper Shredding Event The Town of Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways partnered up with the Municipal Services Facility and the Department of Public Safety to help 206 families safely shred sensitive documents at its inaugural Paper Shredding Event held on Saturday June 16, 2018. The event was held at Town Hall on Main Street in Smithtown from 9:00 am through 3:00 pm.  


“Thanks to our DEW staff, MSF and Public Safety personnel, who provided personnel and resources for the day, the first ever Smithtown Paper Shredding event operated smoothly.  The flow of people was steady all day long and our residents were extremely grateful for the service.” - Russ Barnett, Director of Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways


At the days end there was approximately 25 cubic yards, or the size of a dumpster, in paper collected and securely disposed of. The personal papers were safely destroyed by Data Shredding Service, Inc. of Corporate Drive in Hauppauge.  The final load of shredded paper weighed in at 9,500 pounds, or nearly 5 tons.


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