Too many paper files? Wondering how to dispose of it? Don’t throw them away! Keep Covington Beautiful is sponsoring a Paper Shredding Day on April 21st to celebrate Earth Day. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Covington City Hall Employee Parking Lot at the corner of N. Jefferson & W. 24th Avenue. Enter from N. Jefferson Street. Covington area residents are invited to bring up to 3 boxes (approx. 10”H x 12”W x 18”L) of paper documents to be securely shredded on-site. This service will be provided at no charge in partnership with the local company, i shred. The shredded paper will be recycled. Why is it important to recycle? Each ton of recycled office-grade paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water. Paper that is not recycled makes up nearly 45 percent of landfill waste. What types of material will be accepted? All types of office paper, sticky notes, index cards, computer binders, entire files (with clasps), and carbon/NCR forms. There is no need to remove paper clips, staples, clasps in folders or rubber bands. What will not be accepted? Phone books, hardback books, magazines, plastics, cassettes, video tapes What should be destroyed? Business espionage professionals consider confidential records such as tax/bank records, contracts, cancelled checks, other business records or medical records, to be the single most available source of information often found in the trash that a competitor, hacker, identity thief or conspiring employee might access. Always consult your financial advisor before destroying any documents. "Certificate of Destruction” Upon completion of shredding, i shred will issue a "Certificate of Destruction" if requested. i shred is licensed, bonded and insured. For more information about the company, please visit their website, www.ishredonsite.com.