ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND PAPER SHREDDING EVENT

RCPAAA Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event

Electronis Recycle 001In 2007, the RCPAAA created the Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event as a vehicle for the citizens of the area to rid themselves of the old electronic devices and to help prevent identity theft by safely shredding old documents and records. This event is held in the Spring and Fall, with the Spring event being held in conjunction with the City of Richardson’s Trash Bash and the Fall event operating as a standalone event. The recycling and shredding services are free to private citizens but contributions are encouraged. A small fee is charged to businesses who would like to shred large boxes of documents.

Paper Shredding 001Due to the overwhelming success both the Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding and the City’s Trash Bash, the City and the RCPAAA  decided to expanded the “foot print” of Trash Bash in 2015. The new area for these two events included not only the Civic Center but also the parking lot of First United Methodist Church of Richardson (FUMCR), a few blocks south of the Civic Center. The RCPAAA Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding occupied the east and south parking lots of FUMCR which provided much more room to operate. This also allowed the City of Richardson to enhance Trash Bash at the Civic Center while still keeping the RCPAAA event as part of the festivities. This expansion also helped with traffic management.

Trash Bash 2016 saw more growth in the overall event and even more space was needed to accommodate all of the Trash Bash events taking place at the Richardson Civic Center and with the RCPAAA’s Electronic’s Recycling and Document Shredding event. The Richardson Square Mall agreed to allow the RCPAAA to use part of the east parking lot (behind Sears) for the Spring 2017 Electronic’s Recycling and Document Shredding event. This much larger space will allow faster drop-offs and will also help prevent traffic backups on the public streets.

Net results of the RCPAAA Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event is a cleaner Richardson, increased protection from Identity Theft and more room in garages all over the area!

Help is always needed. If you would like more information about how you can volunteer, please email events@rcpaaa.org .

Tax exempt non-profit organization of graduates of the Richardson Citizen Police Academy who work to support the Richardson Police Department and educate the public about crime prevention. Located at 140 N. Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081 [501(c)(3) – EIN: 75-2484541]