Free community shredding for Howard County, Md. residents

shredded paper snipit howard county mdFor Howard County, Md residents, the county is holding their fall shredding event this Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Howard County residents can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded on-site at Meadowbrook Park & Ride (exit 1A off of Route 100).

This free community shredding event is from 9am to 1pm and will be held rain or shine. See below for their tips on what they will/will not accept:

Items that should be shredded are those that contain the following:
Account numbers
Passwords
PINs
Signatures
Social Security numbers
Date of birth

Items Accepted:
Federal and State Tax documents
Credit card and other household bills
Medical records
Pay stubs
Mortgage documents
Insurance bills

Be sure to review your items carefully and remove all items that do not fall into one of the categories listed above.

Please do not pack boxes or paper bags heavier than you can safely lift and carry to your vehicle without assistance.

Items NOT Accepted:
File folders
Manila folders
Junk mail
Schoolwork
Event programs
Coloring books
Brochures
Advertising
Magazines
Calendars, etc.

Please make sure that your boxes or paper bags are ALSO free of:
Batteries
Plastic or glass items
Binder clips
Screwdrivers
Scissors, etc.

Source: http://www.howardcountymd.gov

I will definitely be there, as I recently did a big purge of my files, so maybe I’ll bump into you!

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2 Responses to Free community shredding for Howard County, Md. residents

  1. Aras Androck says:

    Hmmm. I want to be a part of these shredding events.

  2. Cory Wilkins says:

    If you look in the dictionary for shredding experts, you’ll see a picture of Saxon Archives! My company based in West Palm Beach had confidential documents that needed to be properly disposed so we contacted them. Their mobile shredding truck came and took care of the documents in no time. Great service, highly recommended! Check out their website at http://www.palmbeacharchive.com/mobile-shredding/