According to the release, for every ton of paper recycled, participants will help save 17 trees, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water.
All of the shredded materials will be recycled into secondary paper products like paper towels to reduce the impact on the environment, the release stated.
Pamela Coleman, director of supplier diversity and corporate sustainability for Cintas, said: "This Earth Day, we hope to exceed our goal of recycling 400 tons of confidential documents to promote environmental awareness and save natural resources. We are excited to offer our secure document shredding services across the nation to not only protect the environment, but to protect communities and local businesses from identity theft and data breaches."
Local business and community organizations across the nation will host the shredding events throughout the month of April, the release noted.