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Highlands shreds more than 2 tons

Highlands shreds more than 2 tons

More than two tons of paper were collected for shredding and recycling recently at the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC’s Community Shred Event. According to Shred-it, the Chamber’s partner in the project, more than 15 garbage cans were filled with 4,620 pounds of paper material. 

Additionally, $808 was collected 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.

“We’re pleased to offer this service to our community,” said Kaye McHan, executive director of the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC. “Not only does it help businesses and residents protect information, but it also helps our environment as all collected material is recycled.” 

For more information about the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC, go to or call 828.526.5841.

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