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Plastic bag take-back, free shredding and more

Discounted yellow recycling bins also available at this one-day event at BCCC

Above: Plastic bags piling up? Trade ’em for the re-useable kind. (Fern Shen)

Got some documents you’d like to (ahem) shred, Baltimore?

Some plastic bags you’d like to keep out of local trees, waterways and marine animals’ digestive tracts?

Then you may want to check out what the city is calling “a recycling trifecta” tomorrow (Sat., November 18) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Baltimore City Community College’s satellite parking lot, 2900 Liberty Heights Ave (across the street from the campus).

As it happens, the event is part of something called “America Recycles Day,” which is partly sponsored by the American Chemistry Council.

The ACC is a trade group that lobbies against environmental regulation and chemical safety reform. (So you may want to make a donation to your favorite environmental organization to ensure karmic balance.)

Still, it is recycling.

Here’s what they promise at this Department of Public Works event:

Plastic bag take-back – Bring in five or more plastic grocery bags and get a free re-usable bag. (Limit one per resident.)

Free document shredding – Bring as much as two 32-gallon bags of papers. (Also bring along a drivers license or other proof of Baltimore City residency.)

• Discounted yellow recycling bins – Baltimore residents can purchase the 25-gallon bins for $7 (regularly $12) and the smaller 18-gallon bins are on sale for $4 (regularly $5).

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