About 150 Paradise Valley residents participated in some spring cleaning a few weeks ago by shredding unneeded documents at the recent “Safely Shred and Electronics Recycling” event.
Safely Shred is co-sponsored by the Paradise Valley Police Department and town resident Mike Cummiskey, owner of Paradise Valley Wealth Management, Inc., according to a press release.
Approximately 5,000 pounds of recyclable paper was shredded on site at the Town Municipal Complex on a Saturday morning. According to Pro-Shred, 2.5 tons of paper is equivalent to conserving 42 trees and 250 cubic yards of landfill space, the release stated.
With two lines of cars and two trucks, wait times were short and participants had a chance to meet some of the town’s police volunteers and staff members from Wealth Management. About 100 of the resident attendees used the town’s online scheduler and reserved a time slot.
Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology, a local nonprofit that refurbishes, reuses and recycles electronics, reported that they collected 3,333 pounds of electronics at the event as well, including 25 desktops, 29 laptops and 29 mobile devices.
PVPD Community Resource Office Jimmy Phan reported that the final amount raised online and at the event was $3,912.27, according to the release. Based on prior events, this is an excellent result, and the money all went to PVPD to benefit Angels on Patrol.
“Based on the numbers of residents coming through and funds raised for the PVPD, I think this was the best shredding event we’ve done over the last nine years,” Cummiskey said in the release.
The next Safely Shred event is tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Town Municipal Complex.