Town Holiday Jan. 20. Most municipal offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day Wednesday, Jan. 22). Read More

Spring Shred-A-Thons April 25 and 27

New location and changed dates

Post Date:04/12/2019 9:45 AM

This spring the schedule for the free, semi-annual Orange County Shred-A-Thons for confidential paper will be changing slightly. On Thursday, April 25, the event will be held at the recycling center in Hillsborough, behind Home Depot at the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center. 

On Saturday, April 27, the Shred-A-Thon will be held at the Eubanks Road Park and Ride Lot in Chapel Hill, about one-half mile from the intersection with Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. The Chapel Hill event will be “drive-through” this time (it has been "walk-up" in the recent past).  Residents drive up to the shredding point and staff will help them unload and shred. 

Both Shred-a-thons will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events are free and open to residents and small business in Orange County and the part of Chapel Hill in Durham County as well as employees of the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough and Orange County government. There is a four box or bag limit per household or business.  Keep out any plastics, metal or other non-paper materials.  Your plastic bags and cardboard boxes will be returned to you for separate recycling. The paper is recycled into paper toweling and toilet tissue in North Carolina.

The Chapel Hill is event is co-conducted with the Chapel Hill Police Department.  The Hillsborough event is assisted by other local law enforcement.  Orange County seeks two or three additional volunteers for each event call 919 968-2788 or email: to volunteer.

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