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Posted on: May 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Hundreds Came Out for Great Douglas County Shredding Event


Douglasville, Georgia – Hundreds of vehicles packed the parking lot of the Douglas County Courthouse on Saturday May 15 for the annual Great Douglas County Shredding Day event.  Many motorists who traveled through the well-organized Drive-Thru event sponsored by the Douglas County Communications & Community Relations Department and Keep Douglas County Beautiful, took to social media to describe their reactions. 

“Thank you for offering this service Douglas County,” stated one post. “It was fast and well organized.”  “Such a great event for the County.  We’d been waiting all year for it and definitely appreciate being able to get rid of 5 bags of paperwork that needed to be shredded,” stated another post. 

Volunteers from Keep Douglas County Beautiful and Douglas County High School helped citizens load boxes of documents with personal information into four large shredding trucks from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “We counted an estimated 399 vehicles that came through,”  Rick Martin, Douglas County Spokesman said. “When all was said and done, 27,720 pounds of paper and documents were shredded.” 

“Kudos for the nice flow and the nice and smiling workers from the entry of the parking lot to the paper drop off! Very nicely done,” said another citizen.  Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones was one of the last vehicles to drive through the event. “I wanted to wait for all of our citizens to have a chance to go through before I did,” Chairman Jones said. “We’re grateful to be in a position to help support our environment and keep Douglas County beautiful.”  

For more information, please contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications and Community Relations at   



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