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Community Document Shredding Events

The next free community document shredding event will be held in the fall of 2014 - we will post the date and location when it becomes available. Thank you!

 

     May 2011 Shred Event
   The May 2011 Shred Event saw a record 330 citizens attending the free event!

Every year, millions of Americans become victims of identity theft. Many don’t believe it could happen to them – until it’s too late. Identity theft costs citizens billions of dollars in recovery efforts and can seriously damage credit ratings and cause extreme financial and emotional hardship for its victims. Thieves may obtain sensitive information from trash cans, recycling containers and other public disposal locations.

 

May 2011 Shred Event       
Residents brought in 13,424lbs. of documents to be shredded at the May 2011 event! A new record!
In an effort to help reduce identity theft and to promote recycling, the Town of Leesburg’s Department of Public Works hosts FREE community document shredding events. Papers are shredded on-site in the vendor’s portable shredding unit. To date, over 1500 citizens have taken advantage of this free service and over 64,000 lbs. of documents have been shredded and recycled. We had a great turnout for the May 14, 2011, Shred Event at Heritage High School - 330 people and 13,424lbs. of paper collected and recycled! A new record! 

 Please keep in mind the following when preparing items to bring to be shredded:

WHAT TO INCLUDE: WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE:
Account numbers (credit card statement, bank statements, cancelled or unused checks, receipts, utility bills, tax documents, etc.)         CD’s, floppy disks or DVD’s
Birth dates (school records, financial applications, etc.) Specialty paper/material such as photos, carbon copy paper, blueprints, Tyvek envelopes, slides, negatives
Passwords and PINs (bank and credit card records, etc.) Binder clips, rubber bands, fasteners (paperclips and staples may be left on papers)
Signatures (any forms or documents containing your signature, cancelled checks, etc.) 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks, soft or hard-cover books
Social Security numbers (financial applications, tax documents, etc.) Plastics, including credit cards
Junk mail (any credit card offers, loan applications containing your personal information, courtesy checks from credit cards) 

*Box size equivalent to the size of a file storage box (approx. 10" x 12" x 24") or bags equivalent to the size of kitchen trash bags (approx. 30 gallons or less).

 For more information, please e-mail the Department of Public Works or phone 703-771-2790. 

 

Last updated: 5/22/2014 2:41:31 PM