YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Community shredding events held in conjunction with Earth Week last week set a record for paper collection at Humility of Mary Health Partners and netted the organization a Green Award from Cintas Corp.
Cintas shredded all of the documents collected during the HMHP shredding events, which took place April 24 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren and St. Elizabeth Health Center’s Boardman campus, and April 25 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Approximately 12,450 pounds of paper was collected at the Warren and Boardman sites and another 7,000 pounds was collected at the Youngstown campus, according to Matthew R. Waggle, HMHP regional director of environmental services.
Waggle said the collections totaled 19,450 pounds, which is almost 10 tons of paper. Two years ago during a similar event, HMHP collected half that amount, 5.42 tons.
According to the Green Award that Cintas presented to HMHP following the shredding events, recycling the paper collected this year will save 165 trees, more than 68,000 gallons of water, 19 barrels of oil and 29 cubic yards of landfill space.