Nash to host recycling event Saturday

By Darla Slipke

Staff Writer

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Local residents will have an opportunity to recycle old electronics, paper documents and a variety of other items this weekend during a recycling event in Nashville.

The event, called Nash County Recycles Day, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Nash County Courthouse, 234 W. Washington St. in Nashville.

Local residents will have an opportunity to bring confidential or sensitive documents to be shredded and recycled. That will allow residents to make sure their confidential or personal documents are kept out of landfills and out of the wrong hands, said Cornelia McGee, Keep America Beautiful Coordinator for Nash and Edgecombe counties.

The event is free to the public, but businesses will be charged for shredding.

A number of other items also will be accepted for recycling, such as fluorescent tubes and bulbs, unwanted and unused prescription drugs or medicines and a variety of electronic equipment, including typewriters, cash registers, fax cartridges, keyboards, televisions, computers and monitors, printers and scanners, speakers, VCRs, rechargeable batteries, telephones and cell phones, radios and fax machines.

An optional data cleansing is available from 5-R Processors, Ltd for $10 per drive. The hard drive will not be returned.

The event is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, Nash County, the town of Nashville, Shred-It of North Carolina and 5-R Processors, Ltd.

Keep America Beautiful receives funding through the city of Rocky Mount, as well as Nash and Edgecombe counties, McGee said. The organization works to provide services for the entire Twin Counties area, McGee said.

Similar recycling events are planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 in the parking lot of Ace Hardware in Tarboro and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 15 in the parking lot of Golden East Crossing.

“We’re trying to make sure that we’re reaching out in the Twin Counties area to provide an opportunity for more people to join in this effort so we can have a greater impact,” McGee said.

For more information about Saturday’s event, visit Nash County’s website at, or call 252-467-4960.