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Press Releases > Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo and UB Sponsor Community Recycling Event

Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo and UNiversity of Buffalo Sponsor Community Recycling Event

BUFFALO – Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo will sponsor a Community Shredding and Recycling Event on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM     Community groups Citizens Alliance and the Square Block Club will be hosting the event located at the 836 East Delavan Avenue.

The Community Shredding Event is designed for residents to safely and securely shred and recycle their confidential personal papers.  Papers suitable for shredding include any confidential documents containing account numbers or social security numbers, bank or medical statements, tax documents, or other paper items of a personal nature. There will be a five (5) box limit per vehicle, and all materials will be shredded on-site.
“I encourage city residents to bring their household and personal papers to this community shredding event that is designed to help fight identity theft,” said Mayor Byron Brown.  “I am pleased that the city and the University of Buffalo are teaming up to provide this important public service to residents at no cost.”

The City will also accept bicycles in any condition on behalf of GObike of Buffalo.  The Recycle-a-Bike program works with at risk students to teach them about bicycle repair and maintenance, as well as safety, health and the environment, while building their own bike from refurbished parts. 

Also participating in the event is Mayor Brown’s Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods (WNYCDG).  WNYCDG, a consortium on nonprofit organizations, will accept clothing, including worn and torn items, shoes and other textiles like sheets and blankets.  All material collected will be used to support local community services. 

For additional information visit or please call 311 or 716-851-4890.