Clean Your Files Day

Now that you have filed your taxes, you probably have a lot of unwanted papers laying around, today, the city of South Bend helped residents clean-up.

It is all part of the eleventh annual "Clean Your Files Day."

Today, local residents could drop off extra paperwork at the Football Hall of Fame to be recycled for free.

Important documents were put in separate bins to be shredded then recycled.

City officials say, it is a way to make the city cleaner and teach people about recycling as well as identity theft.

“Obviously you don't want to put your sensitive material in there because then people can come along and take that so this is the opportunity for homes and small businesses to come and get rid of their sensitive material,” says Jill Andrzejewski of Waste Management.

Here is an interesting fact; each person throws away about four and a half pounds of trash per day.

Also, more than 75-thousand trees are used to make each Sunday edition of the New York Times.

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