Shredded paper cannot be collected at the curb or at drop-off sites for recycling because it is too small for the single-stream processing facility equipment to sort. The pieces get wet and stick to the glass bottles and/or jars or gum up the sorting equipment and can cause it to malfunction. But, have no fear, shredded paper can be directly dropped off at the ACC CHaRM 1005 College Avenue, the ACC Recycling Facility at 699 Hancock Industrial Way, and in the lower parking lot across the street of ACC Human Resources Office - 375 Satula Avenue. Place the shredded paper in paper bags, boxes or clear plastic bags and put them in the dumpster that is clearly marked with a sign that says SHREDDED PAPER ONLY.
Our historical "shred events" have now been replaced by a permanent ongoing program for document destruction and recycling at the Athens-Clarke County CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials), located at 1005 College Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. Please visit the CHaRM website for hours and pricing.
There are several private companies in our area that shred documents and recycle the shreds. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions on local options.