Press Release

Release Date: April 11, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Community members drop off paper documents for immediate shredding at the ReUse Center. With Earth Day right around the corner, the Chickasaw Nation will host a document shredding event at the ReUse Center, open to the public at no charge 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 20.

ADA, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation ReUse Center will host a document shredding event open to the public at no charge 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 20.

A shredding truck will be onsite to immediately shred documents at 2205 North Broadway. Individuals and businesses are welcome.

The ReUse Center will also accept:

  • Building Materials- clean lumber, carpet and plumbing materials
  • Household Items- furniture, toys, clothing and cleaning products
  • Miscellaneous Items- such as office and garden supplies

Chickasaw Nation Environmental Services plan this event every year during the week of Earth Day, which is Sunday, April 22.

Earth Day is a worldwide event, first observed in 1970, which demonstrates support for environmental protection.

According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Earth Day Network supports a number of environmental protection and awareness campaigns, including ending plastic pollution, reforesting locations across the globe, raising environmental and climate literacy, planting trees at schools, and informing and empowering individuals to manage their impact on the planet.

There are many different ways communities observe Earth Day. Some gather to collect recyclable materials and dispose of litter. Others plant trees in their area. Coworkers might begin carpooling. Households might begin using more energy efficient light bulbs and appliances.

The April 20 shredding event at the ReUse Center, which will result in the recycling of paper, is only one of many ways to celebrate Earth Day.

The Chickasaw Nation ReUse Center will also accept “white goods” April 20 through July 31. Items include large domestic electrical goods like refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, stoves, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and hot water tanks.

For more information, contact the Chickasaw Nation Environmental Services, 580-272-5456.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016