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