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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo and The Roebling Avenue Block Club Sponsor Community Recycling Event


October 2 - Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today that the City of Buffalo will sponsor a Community Shredding and Recycling Event on Saturday, October 14th from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. The Roebling Avenue Block Club will host the event, located on the corner of Roebling and East Delavan Avenues.  
The Roebling Avenue Block Club was selected to host the event as the Grand Prize winner of Mayor Brown’s Let’s DO This! Block Club Recycling Competition. The friendly block club competition took place this past summer as part of a continued campaign to increase recycling participation citywide.  
“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 applaud the Roebling Avenue Block Club for working with their neighbors to participate in the City of Buffalo Recycling Programs.”
The October 14th 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.
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. 

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