The Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association’s fall electronics recycling and document shredding event is Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Richardson Square Mall, 501 S. Plano Rd.

Acceptable items include phones, GPS devices, calculators, MP3 players, PDAs, radios, satellite receivers, VCRs, DVD players, remote controls, speakers, cameras, computers and accessories, speakers, printers and cartridges, copiers, scanners, shredders, typewriters, etc. CRT TVs or computer monitors CANNOT be accepted. Flat screen monitors and televisions are OK.

NO hazardous waste items will be accepted; this includes batteries, paint, cleaners and fluorescent bulbs. Visit for more information on hazardous waste disposal. Personal shredding will be limited to what can fit into a car.

There is no charge to drop off items, but donations to the RCPAAA are appreciated. The RCPAAA’s mission is to support the Richardson Police Department by enhancing awareness and appreciation of the department within the community, publicizing its services and accomplishments and developing partnerships. The money it raises is used to sponsor the RPD annual awards banquet, pay for snacks for officers working on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and assist with medical costs for retired K9 dogs.

Additionally, this year the RCPAAA is partnering with Network of Community Ministries to collect shampoo and soap. Representatives from Network will be on hand during the event to collect soap and shampoo to distribute to their clients.

For more information on the RCPAAA, visit