The Laurel Department of Public Works will offer electronics recycling and paper shredding, for city residents and local businesses only, Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon, at the city's Public Works facility, 305-307 First St., off Route 1.

Participants will be required to show proof of city residency, and businesses must confirm their location in the city.

Recyclable electronic items include computer monitors and CPUs; CD, DVD and VCR players; radios; printers; keyboards; and televisions.

The electronics recycling is a joint effort between the city and Unicor Recycling Business Group. There is no fee to participate.


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Paper shredding by Office Shredding, a document destruction company, also will be available to city residents and businesses and is being sponsored by Revere Bank. Participants can bring sensitive material to the event and shred it at no cost. Only paper products can be accepted for shredding, but the city will have its recycling truck on hand for cardboard boxes and other recyclable containers.

Access to the event will be from the Public Works' First Street entrance. For more information, go to laurel.md.us or call the Department of Public Works at 301-725-0088.