December 2005

Sun Times shredded for White Sox

Farmington, MI— SECURE Eco Shred was asked by the City of Chicago to make confetti out of newspapers for the traditional ticker-tape parade held for the World Series Champion White Sox.

SECURE Eco Shred’s president, Steve Kalapos explained, “Christopher Suave, program director for Chicago’s Bureau of Recycling called our Chicago office the morning before the parade after contacting many other vendors without luck. He remembered us from the recent community shred we held in Chicago and said that the Chicago Sun Times would be donating overruns of newspapers for the ticker-tape parade, but he could not find a vendor to do the shredding on such short notice. We quickly adjusted our schedule to commit to spending hours of shredding newspapers for the parade. We feel strongly about giving back to the community—what better way than helping the White Sox celebrate their championship?”

The parade was held October 28. The Sun Times donated approximately 20,000 pounds of newspaper. SECURE Eco Shred’s mobile shredding truck processed 3,000 pounds of paper per hour. The ticker-tape was shot off of roof tops with confetti cannons. City workers collected the ticker-tape after the parade and took it back to their recycling center for processing.


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