Paper, Paper Go Away!

Everyone has a never-ending laundry list of things that must be accomplished. Paying bills every month, check! Accumulating tons of papers throughout the years, check! What do you do with these now unwanted debris? Well, the answer may be a lot closer and simpler than you may think.

Paper by the Pound

By and large, nobody has hours-upon-hours to take away from their busy schedule, to sift through papers in search of sensitive information such as credit card statements and income tax documents. By the same token, no one would appreciate being the recipient of consumer fraud and/or identity theft, either. But, that’s exactly what can happen if you don’t safeguard your private information.

Are there companies that can help on this front? Yes, one way to become free and clear of papers you don’t need is by hauling them off to a Community Shred-it event, where they can be disposed of with the strictest confidence.

Shred-it has served 2,000 community members at a single event.

To that end, Shred-it puts forth its best effort to raise awareness of fraudulent activities and promote prevention of this growing epidemic, by hosting Community Shred-it events in various cities for residents. Not sure of what can be discarded? The organization accepts small business documents or personal papers.

What happens at Shred-it events? Stated plainly, individuals are given the opportunity to rid themselves of documents, which are destroyed on site, free of charge or for a small donation to a local charity. Everything also takes place in mobile shredding trucks, using cutting-edge paper shredding technology.

And, you’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to travel far to take advantage of these events; they conveniently are held at locations such as police stations, bank centers and shopping center parking lots. These, Community Shred-it events also vary in size and in scope, according to the company.

Fostering Community Awareness

Shred-it events are not new. Know that Shred-it roughly has served 2,000 community members at a single shredding event, with more than 70 tons of paper recycled.

Says the company, “Our mobile shredding trucks arrive at the location of the Community Shred-it event, and residents bring their important documents to us for destruction.” “It’s an event that brings people together to learn about information security and the importance of document destruction,” adds the company.

In the Know

What’s the bottom line? The answer to this question is quite simple. Community Shred-it events help increase your awareness of identity theft, thereby making communities safer places to live. The company also boasts operating more than 140 branches across North America and around the world, as well. To see when this service is available in your area, simply dial 1-877-60-Shred (74733).

Protecting your identity is the most important factor to consider. The ability to clean house and learn more about information security; with all this to offer, who wouldn’t want to entrust their papers to experts at a Community Shred-it event?

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-Kimberly Williams

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