Shredding and trees offered for America Recycles Day

Every year the Times-Union gets several calls and emails asking when is the next free shredding day in Jacksonville. Well, this year that day is Saturday. 

And again this year it will include a free tree giveaway.

Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, Greenscape, Republic Services and the city are making it all happen for America Recycles Day. This weekend’s event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Parking Lot E at the TIAA Bank Field, 1680 E. Adams St.

It will be drive-thru service in which people can drop off up to two 30-gallon bags or boxes of paper documents for longtime sponsor Republic Services to haul off for shredding.

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People can also pop open their trunks if they’d like one of the 2,000 trees being offered on a first-come, first-served basis as part of the city’s Arbor Day celebration. Crepe myrtles, winged elms, hollies, oaks, bald cypresses, red maples, river birch and chaste trees will be given away in 3-gallon-sized containers.

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