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Free community shred event takes place Aug. 26

Last updated on August 20, 2022

HIGHLANDS, N.C. – The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC will host a community shred event next Friday, Aug. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Highlands Plaza, near Bryson’s Food Store on Hwy. 106.

The public is invited to dispose of sensitive documents in an environmentally friendly way. Participants are encouraged to transport items in plastic bags or bins and keep in mind the following guidelines:

Items Allowed – Paper products with staples or paper clips, spiral notebooks

Items Not Allowed – Three-ring binders, cardboard

While there is no cost to shred, donations will be collected onsite to support the area’s first bilingual mental health counselor. The counselor will be part of the Plateau Behavioral Health Collaborative, a partnership of The Counseling Center, the Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers and the International Friendship Center.

About the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC:

Formed in 1931 to serve as the voice of business, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce has grown to provide services and support to businesses, residents and visitors. Conveniently located on Main Street in the Marchant-Parker-Davis-Patterson House, its Highlands Welcome Center is open to all who visit, live and work in the community. The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC hosts an array of special events and programs throughout the year, including the Plateau Pick-Up, Leadership Highlands, Business After Hours, the Outdoor Concert Series, Meander in May, July 4th Fireworks, Snow Fest at 4118 and an array of additional holiday activities throughout the year.

For more information about the Community Shred Event, contact or 828-526-5841.

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