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Broad River Provides Shredding Service to Community, Fans to needy

It is the time of year for spring-cleaning. There is no better, or safer, place to start than those unnecessary and unwanted documents that clutter drawers and put privacy in peril.

That is why Broad River Electric hosted a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 7 at our office in Gaffney. This free public service allowed 140 area residents to shred personal documents as well as safely dispose of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs and medicines.

Shred-it, the provider of Broad River Electric’s shredding services, had a mobile unit in front of the cooperative's headquarters that uses crosscut technology to turn sensitive paperwork into confetti-sized pieces.

Proper prescription drug disposal is just as important. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Just flushing unused medicine down the toilet or throwing them away can be a potential health hazard.

Representatives from the Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were also a part of the event to assure proper disposal and collected 75 pounds of medicines. 

Broad River Electric also invited the community to participate in a fan drive for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels (MOW​). One dozen box fans and oscillating fans were collected for MOW clients.  

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