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Leesburg Offers Free Document Shredding on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Post Date:10/04/2017 5:00 PM

Staff member helping a resident unload boxes of documents to be shreddedLeesburg, VA (September 21, 2017) – Do you worry about identity theft? Have boxes of documents with sensitive information you don’t want to put in the trash or recycling bin? The Town of Leesburg is here to help!

The Leesburg Public Works & Capital Projects Department will host its next free community document shredding event on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mill Road SE, Leesburg). The event will be held rain or shine. Nearly 10,000 pounds of documents is expected to be shredded on-site by portable shredding units and then recycled during this event.

Residents (no businesses, please) may bring up to three (3) boxes or bags of documents, each equivalent in size to a standard file storage box. If all shredding vehicles fill, the event may close early. For a list of items acceptable for shredding, as well as tips on identity theft protection, please visit the Town website at

During the shredding event, the Town is partnering with Loudoun Hunger Relief to collect non-perishable food items. Visit for a list of most-needed food items. Donations of gift cards to local area grocery stores also will be accepted. Donations are encouraged but not required.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer