10/12/19 Shred Away Day


Every year, improper document management costs citizens around the world millions of dollars in liabilities as a result of identity theft. Let’s protect ourselves against such infringement by appropriately disposing of personalized documents. For Block House Creek residents, such protection is available. Households simply need to take advantage of BHC OA’s SHRED AWAY DAY. Mark your calendar for Saturday,  OCTOBER 12th, 9:00 AM to Noon, Jumano Park, 1301 S. Block House Drive.

Gathering the numerous documents that need to be shredded in order to protect your identity takes time. Let’s start now to clean out the file cabinets, sort desk clutter, and gather all those personalized items that, in order to protect our identities, shouldn’t go into a typical recycling bin. That’s anything that includes name, account number, credit or debit card number, password, or social security number.

Come October 12th, simply bring your bags of shreddables to Jumano Park, hand your bags over to the Shred-It attendant, and watch the contents be finely shredded right before your eyes!

What exactly will the shredding company accept? This from Shred-It: “We can shred just about anything, but we mostly shred paper. And instead of using conventional strip-cut shredders, we use crosscut shredding technology that reduces the paper to fine, confetti-like pieces. In addition, there’s no way the paper we shred can ever be reconstructed again because the confetti-like pieces are immediately combined with previously shredded documents. You don’t have to worry about removing paper clips or staples. Our shredders can handle that, too.” Important Fact… all materials shredded through Shred-It, the largest recycler of white paper in the nation, are 100% recycled, a significant contributor to keeping our environment free of waste.

So what CANNOT be accepted? No hanging file folders, three-ring binders, binder clips, or media, such as CDs or tapes.

Come October 12th, bring those bags and boxes of shreddables (no limit—the more the better) to Jumano Park. Just hand everything over to the Shred-It attendant and then watch what happens.
This event is open to ALL residents of Block House Creek.

Proof of residency will be required, so please be prepared to present a MUD bill or driver’s license identifying your address as within the parameters of Block House Creek.