The Rotary Club of New Milford, in partnership with Secure Eco Shred, Inc. will host a spring document shredding day May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will be held in Lore's Plaza parking lot on Route 7.

Residents and businesses are invited to bring documents such as old papers, pay stubs, receipts, bank statements, invoices, canceled checks, tax forms, medical records and credit card statements for shredding by Secure Eco Shred's mobile shredder.

Staples and paper clips may be intact.

There is no limit to the number of boxes of documents that may be shredded.

Assistance will be available to help unload boxes. The shredded material will go directly to recycling mills to be made into paper products.

Staff from the shredding company will handle the documents and will shred them while participants watch.

Last year, approximately 12,000 pounds of paper was collected and shredded and recycled to make new paper products.

This means more than six tons of paper was kept out of the landfill and approximately 140 trees weren't cut down.

The cost is $10 per standard copy paper-type box; larger boxes will cost a little more. Proceeds will benefit Rotary Club projects.

For more information, or to sign up if a resident or business has more than 25 boxes, call 860-350-2225.

To learn more about the Rotary, visit www.nmrotary.org.