Bethesda Green volunteers help unload documents for shredding at Nov. 15 recycling event.

On a spectacularly sunny fall day, Bethesda Green celebrated America Recycles Day Sunday, Nov. 15, helping Montgomery County shred and recycle paper at the Walt Whitman H.S. parking lot.  A small army of volunteers assisted in directing traffic, distributing information and Honest Tea, and unloading boxes of paper documents and donated items.

Managed by Recycling Coordinator Alan Pultyniewicz, with Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection, the Shred and Recycle event was a huge success.  According to Alan, “ we served 421 vehicles, collected approximately 400 pounds of cardboard for recycling, shredded 13,710 pounds of paper for recycling, and filled 3 box trucks with donated clothing and household goods.”

Let me echo Alan’s thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make the event a success.