Piedmont Natural gas employees collect recyclables in honor of Earth Week

Piedmont Natural Gas employees helped remove recyclables on Wednesday during the company’s third annual recycling and shredding event in honor of Earth Week.

Above, employees take items from Jackie Bowens that will later be shredded.

The event took place outside the company’s headquarters on Piedmont Row Drive in Charlotte.

At right, Piedmont employees remove recyclables from cars as people drive up to the company’s offices.

In the first two years, the company said it collected 5.5 tons of paper products for shredding and 3,500 pounds of old computers, electronic devices, batteries and light bulbs for recycling.