Recycling, Shredding, Disposing – Nov 13 & 19

CORRECTION:  Paper Shredding is the November 19th not the 20th


Location: RBC Plaza – Fayetteville Street in front of the RBC Plaza
Date: Friday November 19th, 2010
Time: 9am-4pm

Prevent Identity Theft and Promote Security, Confidentiality, and a Greener Raleigh.

Approximately 1 in every 20 Americans risks becoming a victim of identity theft in the next year as incidences of this type of crime have increased by as much as 11% within the last year.

On November 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm, tenants of the RBC Plaza at 301 Fayetteville Street will be hosting the inaugural RBC Plaza Downtown Shredathon open to downtown small businesses and the general public. This is a great opportunity to destroy old tax records, credit applications, old bills, account statements, and other documents that include personally identifiable information.

Bring your material to 301 Fayetteville Street. Limited to four boxes of material per person; PAPER ONLY! Colored paper, paper clips, staples are acceptable. Small metal binding can be also be shredded.

This is a free event sponsored by RBC Bank, Poyner Spruill LLP, Williams Mullen, Cintas Document Management, The Triangle Chapter of ARMA International, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, The City of Raleigh, and Raleigh Recycles.

Questions please call Bradlee W. Davis, Director or Records and Information for Poyner Spruill – 919-783-2860 or Laura Hudson, Director of Marketing for Poyner Spruill – 919-783-2863Recycling or disposing of unwanted materials has many more options now due to city and environmental partnerships.

America Recycles Day – Nov13th 10 am – 2pm

Shops of Seaboard, 802 Semart Drive, Raleigh

This HUGE event will include recycling, reusing, and renewing your commitment to recycling. We’ll enjoy great music by the Buffalo Theory Band and feature a kid zone.  For more info and descriptions of what can be recycled visit the City of Raleigh website,

Items accepted for recycling

  1. Paints, pesticides, household cleaners/chemicals, automobile batteries, fluorescent light, solvents/thinners/wood preservatives (Wake County)
  2. Electronics with a cord – Computers, monitors, laptops, TVs, printers, DVD players, fax machines, microwaves (Wake County)- see more information below under Electronics Recycling
  3. Plastic bags , #2 and #4 plastic film which includes grocery bags, dry-cleaning bags,  produce bags, newspaper bags, paper product wrap (Harris Teeter collection)
  4. Rigid Plastics – Plastic buckets, Plastic toys, and Plastic lawn furniture.  Material must weigh less than 40 pounds, and must be shorter than 2′.Material must have a #2 HDPE recycling symbol on it and all metal and non plastic material must be removed prior to acceptance. (Sonoco collection)
  5. Gently-used household items including cookware, accessories, linens, furniture (Green Chair Project collection)
  6. Paper to be shredded -Three-box limit- PAPER ONLY (ProShred collection)
  7. Glass Containers – any kind and color (Strategic Materials)
  8. Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (Progress Energy)
  9. Wine corks


  • ProShred Security
  • Green Chair Project
  • Keep NC Beautiful
  • NC DOT Office of Beautification Programs
  • Harris Teeter
  • Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
  • Sonoco Recycling, Inc.
  • Raleigh Recycling
  • Wake County Environmental Services
  • Rehrig Pacific
  • NC Department of Justice
  • Progress Energy

Electronics Recycling

This one day collection event is FREE to the public and is expected to divert thousands of pounds of electronics from the local solid waste stream. The collected material will be processed by Creative Recycling Systems of North Carolina. Using automated and state-of-the-art technology to responsibly handle end-of-life and surplus electronic equipment, CRS provides a true environmental solution for e-scrap. For more information about Creative Recycling please visit


Rex Healthcare, FOX 50 and Creative Recycling Systems are cosponsoring an electronics recycling event this Saturday at these four locations:


  • REX Healthcare Cary: 1515 SW Cary Parkway
  • REX Hospital Raleigh: Blue Ridge and Macon Pond Road
  • REX Wakefield: 11200 Governor Manly Way
  • REX Knightdale: 6602 Knightdale Blvd.

Volunteers will accept donations of most electronic items (see list here) from 8 a.m. to noon and then ensure that they are recycled properly. Items NOT accepted are washers, dryers, refrigerators, car batteries, light bulbs or AC units.

Some examples of accepted electronic equipment are:
We do not accept washers, dryers, refrigerators, car batteries, light bulbs or AC units.

• Computer Monitors – CRTs • Tape Players • Printed Circuit Boards
• Computer Monitors – Flat Panel • CD Players • UPS (personal & network)
• Televisions – CRTs • Telephones • Routers
• Televisions – Flat Screen • Cell Phones • Resistors Capacitors
• Desktop Computers • Fax Machines • Diodes
• Laptop Computers • Electronic Games • Terminals
• Keyboards • Power & Network Cables • Rechargeable Batteries
• Mice • Network Hubs • Peripherals
• Printers • Switching boxes • Military Equipment
• Scanners • Controllers • Medical Equipment
• Copy Machines • Modems • Telecommunications
• VCRs • Docking Stations • Commercial Equipment
• Stereos • CD ROMs • Office Equipment
• Radios • Hard Drives • Banking Equipment
•  Mainframes

If you have questions or would like more information, please e-mail

Read more:

Document Shredding

Nov 13, for Cary residents only
In honor of America Recycles Day, the Town of Cary’s Spruce program will host a unique recycling event on November 13, from 9-11 a.m. at the Garmon Operations Center. Cary residents may bring rigid plastics and up to three boxes of pre-shredded paper or paper documents for secure onsite shredding for proper disposal.
This is Cary residents only, and pre-shredded paper.

Nov 19, 9am – 4pm, downtown Raleigh

Public Shred-a-Thon

Limited to 4 boxes of paper per person per turn.
Location: Fayetteville Street in front of RBC Plaza, downtown Raleigh.

Medication Disposal

Walgreens is the first to provide a method for anytime dispose of your unwanted medicine.  Just visit any of the almost 8000 Walgreen stores and purchase a self mailer for $2.99.

Click on link to find a Walgreens near you.

Instead of tossing unused medicines in the garbage or flushing down the toilet watch for local medicine disposal events in the Triangle. There is a problem with the usual methods of discarding medication. These medicinal compounds filter into the groundwater and end up in our lakes and streams. The US Geological Survey studied water from 139 streams in 30 states and found that 80% contained traces of pharmaceuticals.

The EPA piloted a drug mail in drug disposal policy in Maine. Since then several other states have created similar programs. To date, I have not located a statewide program in North Carolina.

Amazing number of people turned out to recycle. The line of cars extended to Peace Street and snaked through the Seaboard area.  It was gratifying to see the number of residents come out with all sorts of recycling.

Unfortunately, the event booths were not located near the action and as a result had low traffic.  More people came in their cars to drop off recyclables and left rather than park and enjoy the  last autumn sunshine.

Keep NC Beautiful

The Buffalo Theory Band‘s provided a pleasant backdrop for the very successful recycling day!

Buffalo Theory Band








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