Broad River’s Electric annual Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 6 allowed over 150 local residents to bring their unnecessary and unwanted documents to the local cooperative for the free shredding service. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. a steady stream of vehicles came through the parking lot where Broad River Electric staff unloaded over 10,000 lbs. of paper that filled the Shred-It mobile shredding unit to its capacity.
In addition to the shredding of personal documents, area residents also safely disposed of over 106 lbs. of their outdated and unneeded prescription drugs and medicines thanks to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.
At the event, Broad River Electric staff also sold cooling towels and raffling a YETI Tundra 45 cooler to help raise money for Cherokee County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The 30-inch purple towel and a raffle ticket can be purchased for $7 or add 3 more tickets for a total of $10. Individually, the towels are $5 each. The first raffle ticket is $2. Each additional raffle ticket is $1.