Post Office employees volunteer their time and lead the way across our nation. The Los Angeles, CA, Main Post Office hosted a document shredding and recycling event. The public brought their paper documents to the event for secure shredding and recycling. The effort provided a security service for those who didn't have access to shredders and resulted in an entire truckload of shredded recyclable paper.

The Cambridge, MA, Post Office sponsored a document shredding event with the City of Cambridge that attracted coverage from the New York Times "The Post Office and the City of Cambridge have been holding 'shred your document days' twice a year. They have been very well received," said Postmaster Kathy Lydon. Cambridge residents disposed of more than two tons of documents, which were securely shredded and recycled.

The Everett, WA, Post Office hosted a document shredding and electronics recycling event that allowed free recycling of computers, monitors, TVs and laptops. The event collected over four tons of documents and used electronics. The event was offered at no cost to the public using a certified "responsible recycler" for electronics take-back.

In Fall 2012, the Postal Service participated in a customer outreach activity at The Green Festival in Washington, DC. The event featured workshops, food tastings, speakers and products devoted to living a green lifestyle. Many attendees heard about the Postal Service's long-time efforts to help the environment.

At the Everett, WA, Post Office, vendors arrive for document shredding and electronic waste collection event.
At the Everett, WA, Post Office, vendors arrive for document shredding and electronic waste collection event.