People line up to shred old documents

POSTED: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 3:07pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

TEMPLE -- Folks in Temple are working to beautify their community and help the environment, all through recycling.

People lined up Friday morning to shred old paper work and personal information. The shredding company takes the paper, loads it in the truck and people can watch as their papers are destroyed.

While some got rid of decades worth of files, Scott and White's Sustainability Director, Jon Newkirk, says they're hoping to keep the paper out of landfills.

"If people didn't dispose of this properly in this manner, it would actually end up in our landfills. And there is a limited amount of that space available. So by doing this, it's recycled and turned into other post-consumer products and actually diverts it from the landfill," said Newkirk.

It was perfect timing for the shredding on Earth Day Friday.

Further, shredding companies don't service individuals so people who needed to clean out their paperwork were glad to help recycle.

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