Clean & Green: Sherwood Holds A Shred-a-thon

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It's called a Shred-A-Thon and on a recent Saturday at the Wal-Mart off Highway 107 in Sherwood, a whole lot of shredding was going on.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful started the event 2009 and holds it twice a year during the fall and April as part of the spring time Great American Clean-up in Arkansas.

Cintas Document Management provides the labor and one of its big mobile unit shredding trucks as a no-cost community service for the event.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful never saw

a break in the action as tons of waste was brought to the shedding event. Cintas takes the pulverized paper and recycles it.

In 2011, Cintas' recycling efforts saved 8 million trees, 10 million BTUs of energy and eliminated 1.8 billion pounds of CO2 emissions by recycling shredding materials, according to the company.

Learn more about this effort in the video below.