Lexingtonians can celebrate America Recycles Day by taking part in a number of events in town.
A free paper shred this Saturday, November 12th at the old landfill pad on Old Frankfort Pike from 9 AM to 2 PM is the main event. Cheryl Taylor with the city's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works said it does more than help the environment.
"Not only will citizens be supporting recycling, but you can also reduce the risk of identity theft by properly disposing of old tax or bank records," Taylor said.
The first thousand cars will also receive a Live Green Lexington shopping bag filled with coupons and other information. While there is no cost, non-perishable food items will be collected for God's Pantry. Citizens are also invited to sign a recycling pledge online at lexingtonky.gov/recycle.