DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Dauphin County hosted a paper shredding event for Earth Day on Friday, April 22.

The county’s recycling center took any unwanted or private documents. It usually costs five dollars a box, but it was free of charge.

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The county partnered with tri-state shredding and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The event typically recycles up to 20,000 pounds of paper.

“In celebration of Earth Day, we’ll get the papers in here, we’ll shred them, it’s environmentally sound and it’s a way to save the environment,” Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said.

The recycling center is located at 1625 South Cameron Street in Harrisburg. The event started at 8:30 a.m. and ran until 4:30 p.m.