“Recycle Round-Up Challenge” Community Event on Nov. 14 to be Held at LSC-Montgomery

Published on: November 09, 2009

On Saturday, November 14, both individuals and area businesses are encouraged to bring boxes filled with documents they want to discard securely, and they will be shredded and recycled as part of the 2009 “Recycle Round-Up Challenge,” sponsored by the Montgomery County Beautification Association (MCBA), Shred-All, and Lone Star College-Montgomery.

The event will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the drop-off site at Lone Star College-Montgomery, located at 3200 College Park Drive. There is a $5 fee per box, and funds raised from the event will go toward MCBA conservation education programs and the Montgomery County Food Bank.

Shred-All Texas, owned by Karl and Sharon McCoy and based in Willis, is a professional document disposal company. It is bonded and is contracted to dispose of municipal and county office “trash” that includes sensitive documents. Shred-All Texas will donate a portion of the funds to MCBA.

“Recycle trash instead of feeding the local landfill,” said Sylvia Wiggins, program coordinator of the MCBA and coordinator of the event. “We intend to give some of the donation we receive to the Montgomery County Food Bank and the rest will be used to pay for our Spring Fling supplies and other conservation education outreach programs. If we reach the 1,000 box goal, we’ll have enough money to fund Spring Fling and have some left over for a book stipend to award to some of our youth volunteers that will be graduating this next spring.”

Spring Fling is an annual event held each spring at Lone Star College-Montgomery, in partnership with MCBA. It is a free, family-friendly event designed to educate the public about nature and recycling in a fun, activity-filled way. Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2009, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At the Recycling Round-up Challenge, rinsed plastic products and Styrofoam packaging materials will also be accepted.

Everyone who attends the Recycling Round-up Challenge event will have an opportunity to win a prize. H.E.B. grocery gift cards valued anywhere from $10-$25 will be given away. These prizes have been funded through the H.E.B. Green Bag Grant Program known as “It Pays to Recycle Lotto”.

For more information about the Recycling Round-up Challenge event, contact Sylvia Wiggins at (936) 441-0999.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.