Augusta Data Storage Hosts October Community Shred Events

Thanks to our partners across the CSRA we were able to help support 2 different community shred events this month. The first event was in partnership with The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and Queensborough National Bank & Trust. Their event took place on October 7 and had 3 drop-off locations across the county. During the event they managed to collect over 7,500 pounds of paper, helping to protect private information and also create a significant environmental savings. Check out some photos from the event and the full rundown of their environmental savings report below.

Paper and electronic waste are some of the biggest contributors to our growing landfill crisis AND some of the biggest contributors to identity theft. By securely recycling and disposing of these items, you can ensure that they do not end up in the wrong hands OR that they do not end up causing excess pollution. These statistics represent the savings from recycling paper products, versus the use of raw materials for the production of new “virgin” paper products.

In addition to our event on October 7, this past Saturday, October 21, we teamed up WJBF News Channel 6, Peach State Federal Credit Union, and Health Center Credit Union to offer up another free shred event. The event saw over 280 cars and we shredded a whopping 10,500 lbs of paper in just a few short hours. If you’re wondering what kind of effect recycling all that paper has on our environment, check out these stats!

Thank you again to these great local partners and all the Augusta area residents who made these shred events a huge success. We are looking forward to more great events in the future and appreciate having the chance to help area businesses and residents protect their information and recycle paper waste!