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Recycle at Tribune for Earth Day

WARREN — Since spring has sprung, it’s time again for the Tribune Chronicle to provide area residents a way to do some spring cleaning while giving back to the community and to the planet.

The newspaper’s annual Earth Day free recycling and shredding event will be April 24.

This is the eighth year the Tribune Chronicle is providing a location to discard unwanted magazines, junk mail, newspapers and hardbound and paperback books.

“Earth Day itself serves as an important reminder that we are all stewards of our own environment,” Tribune Chronicle General Manager Len Blose said. “We hold an Earth Day event every year as our way of engaging with our community and to encourage everyone to recycle.”

The event will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the newspaper, at the corner of Vine Avenue SE and South Street SE. Residents may bring their paper products to the parking lot, where there will be a drive-through dropoff. Newspaper staff members will be present to help with the unloading.

In addition, Protect-n-Shred of Cortland will be available 9 a.m. to noon. Residential shredding is limited to four boxes or bags per household.

Check the advertisement in the Tribune Chronicle for a list of recyclable paper products. Some of the items that will be taken include junk mail, envelopes, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and other thick items, like manuals and telephone books.

For every pound of recyclable paper dropped off, River Valley Paper Co. in Akron will make a donation to the Newspaper In Education / Literacy program.

Sue Shafer, community events coordinator for the newspaper, said the community is always supportive of Earth Day and recycling, and this year, the newspaper is renewing its call to action to collect more material than in previous years.

Last year, more than 12,000 pounds of documents were shredded and more than 28,868 pounds of newspapers, books and papers were dropped off by the community to be recycled.

“It is important to protect the environment. Every ton of recycled paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of space in landfills. Recycled newspaper can be made into egg cartons, building insulation and many other products,” Shafer said.

Throughout the year, the Tribune accepts newspapers and magazines in its mini-shed in the newspaper’s parking lot, where people can drop off paper recyclables. Last year, the Tribune Chronicle recycled 878,663 pounds of paper, 783 pounds of aluminum, 13,656 pounds of cardboard, and by reusing pallets, diverted 25,840 pounds of wood waste from local landfills.

Questions about the recycling event should be directed to Shafer at 330-841-1696 or by email at sshafer@tribtoday.com.

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