The Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (RCPAAA) will hold our fall Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding event on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the parking lot east of the old Sears store at the Richardson Square Mall. Entrance to the event is from Belt Line Road.
We accept most electronic items – if it has or had a cord or was used with an electronic item, it will probably be allowed. The exceptions are the old tube style TVs / monitors and batteries.
Due to rising costs for shredding paper, most paper brought to the event will be shredded off-site. For those who need to witness the shredding, we will have one truck that is capable of shredding on-site. When that truck is full, we will not be able to shred on-site, and the remaining paper will be shredded off-site. We continue to use Shred-It as our vendor for shredding. They have been in business for many years and their commercial customers trust them to perform shredding at their plant. Documents and paper will be gathered into containers, then secured, and transported to their facility in Coppell. Shred-It provides the RCPAAA with a certificate of destruction and we are happy to share this document with anyone who would like to have it. Please remember, remove any paper from 3-ring binders prior to coming to the event. Paper clips and staples are allowed.
This recycling event is free and open to anyone who lives in the north Texas area. Please note that the RCPAAA incurs over $1800 in costs providing the shredding trucks for this event. The RCPAAA is a non-profit organization supporting the Richardson Police Department (RPD) and was founded in 1993. Donations will be solicited to help us cover the cost of this event as well as to help us support the RPD. Among the activities we sponsor at the Richardson PD are our annual RPD Appreciation Meal, gifts to newly hired police officers, gifts to retiring police employees, scholarships to children of RPD employees (both current and retired), and our Retired K-9 Vet Assistance program.