Jacksonville and the Beaches have two free shredding and recycling events scheduled Friday, Nov. 15.
Question: I would like to know when the city’s next free shredding event is. It’s usually held around this time.
Dear H.L.: This is a perennial Call Box question, and you are correct that it is happening in November. Whether you live at the beach or in town, you’re in luck.
There are two events in conjunction with the annual America Recycles Day. The city of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful are teaming with a couple of shredding companies to put them on Friday, Nov. 15.
One is from noon to 5 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center at 1000 Water St. Republic Services will shred your sensitive documents.
The other is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bank of America parking lot, 301 Third St., Neptune Beach. While shred activities end at 4 p.m., other items will be collected until 5 p.m. UltraShred Technologies and Urban Mining, along with New Age Hippy volunteers, will collect items.
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The events are only for Duval County residents.
Both sites will have volunteers collecting recycled materials, such as office, school, arts and crafts supplies and gently worn or new shoes and sweaters, for various organizations.
Commercial and business recyclables, liquids and household hazardous waste will not be accepted. Other than cell phones and chargers, no electronic waste will be collected. Residents may take those items to the city's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. For more information call (904) 387-8847.