County announces mobile recycling collections in advance of Earth Day

Apr 20, 2018

County Executive Dinolfo at Classified Scanning and Shredding
Credit Alex Crichton

Monroe County is celebrating Earth Day with a series of mobile recycling collections.

They include a free document shredding event, in conjunction with Lifetime Assistance.

The agency which supports those with developmental disabilities, also runs Classified Screening and Shredding.

On May 2nd, residents can bring up to three boxes worth of personal documents like tax returns, bank statements and more, according to Director of Vocational Assistance at Lifetime Assistance, Martin Reeners.

"We shred for over 800 customers. We shred for 43 different offices for Monroe County, we shred for the IRS, we shred for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, any customer that has a need to have their documents securely shredded," he said.

Reeners says Classified Screening and Shredding disposed of over a thousand tons of paper last year, saving an estimated 18 thousand trees.

People can drop their documents at 425 Paul Road on Monday, May 2nd from 10am to 2pm.

In addition to document shredding, Monroe County is partnering with Wegmans on a series of pharmaceutical collections.

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says this could take some dangerous opioid drugs out of circulation.

"So check out your medicine cabinet to make sure you don't have prescription pain medicine, that you don't need, that is expired.  Certainly having that medication in there is an invitation for disaster," she said.

The County will also hold a series of household waste collections during the year as well at various locations.

Here's the schedule:

Document Shredding:  May 2nd at 425 Paul Road

Pharmaceutical collections at the following Wegmans locations, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:

Saturday, 6/9 - Henrietta (745 Calkins Rd)

Saturday, 8/4 - Chili (3175 Chili Ave)

Saturday, 9/22 - Greece (3701 Mt. Read Blvd)

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

The collections will be held:

Saturday, 4/21 - Gates Highway Department (475 Trabold Road)

Saturday, 5/12 - Perinton Highway Department (100 Cobbs Lane)

Saturday, 6/16 - Ogden Highway Department (2432 S. Union Street)

Saturday, 9/15 - Penfield Highway Department (1607 Jackson Road)

Saturday, 10/13 - Irondequoit Highway Department (25 Kings Highway)

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announcing the mobile recycle collections starting with a document shredding event:

Here's a behind the scenes look at Classified Scanning and Shredding: