Shredding | Free
Office Paper / Corrugated Box Pick Up
| Waste Audit
Rome/Floyd Recycling Center's main goal is to divert as much material from going
to the Landfill as possible. In order to achieve this goal, we have to be
more than a "drop off center". The staff at the Recycling
Center has been involved with waste reduction for over 17 years and would
be happy to work with you (both residential and commercial) to
reduce the amount of waste you currently send out as garbage, or trash.
Listed here are some of the services offered to help divert more of your
materials out of your "Garbage
Stream" into the "Recycling Stream".
Paper/Corrugated Box Pick Up
Center has a Commercial Pick Up Route for businesses and industries in Rome and
Floyd County. This service is FREE. We pick up Office Paper and
Corrugated boxes on either a regularly scheduled or call in basis.
The Center provides the bags for you to use to put
your Office Paper into for pick up. This category is a broad one that will
accept most of the paper that is generated in your office environment. Some
|Computer Paper (ALL types)
||Copy and Typing Paper
||Letterhead and Memos
|Loose Leaf and Scratch Paper
||Message Pad Paper
||Colored Paper / Post-its
|Cash Register Receipts
||Manila Folders - all colors
||Index Cards - all sizes
||Adding Machine Tape
|| Shredded Paper
|Small Advertising Mailers and Brochures (Not Full Magazines)
|Paper Envelopes - all sizes and colors **Plastic Windows ok
||***Staples and Paper Clips OK
No personal hygiene paper products are acceptable in this program -
Kleenex, paper towels, etc. Also, no paper plates or cups are acceptable.
What you can recycle in the "corrugated box" category:
This category also includes paperboard packaging (cereal box type paperboard).
Staples and tape do not need to be removed, however, any plastic or Styrofoam must be removed from your corrugated boxes.
The boxes can get wet without affecting their ability to be recycled.
You do not need to have a bin for this program, however we do have cages
available for those companies that need some sort of containment for their
All office paper must be kept dry! If office paper gets wet, we
are not able to send it to our markets for recycling and will have to leave it
for you to then place in your trash. The bags that the Recycling Center
provides will keep your paper dry, even on rainy days, if properly sealed.
in this pick up program, call the Recycling Center to make arrangements for bags
and to determine the best pick up schedule for your organization.
Since inmates are used on this pick up route, and they are not allowed to go
into your offices, you will need to designate a place outside of your office to
place your bags of paper for pick up.
There are many times
when confidential shredding of sensitive documents is either legally required or
personally preferred. Because the Recycling Center uses inmates at the
facility, we are unable to be bonded like professional shredding
services. However, we do have the equipment to provide the 1/4 inch
document shredding that meets legal size specifications.
Many organizations are able to have the Recycling Center
meet their legal shredding requirements by sending an employee to the Center to
actually observe the shredding process.
The Recycling Center's hours for shredding are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday from 8:30 - 4:00. There is no charge for document shredding, however, we do
work on an appointment basis for shredding that needs to be observed.
If you do not have to watch the shredding, or if you only have a small amount,
no appointment is required. Small amount can be defined as 2 boxes or less
or 2 bags or less.
PREPARATION FOR SHREDDING
|Paper in manila file
|3 Ring Binders
|Folders with Metal Clasps
For more information, call the Recycling
Center - (706) 291-5266 or e mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us help you determine just what is going out
in your garbage as waste that could be diverted into a Recycling or
Reuse item. Call (706) 291-5266 for more information.