Spring Community Shredding Event
When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Where: Tuscarora HIgh School
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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.
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. We have had great turnouts at all of our events - to date, almost 3700 people have participated and a whopping 156,00+lbs. of paper has been collected and recycled!
During the shredding event, the Town is partnering with Loudoun Hunger Relief to collect non-perishable food items. Visit www.loudounhunger.org for a list of most-needed food items. Donations are encouraged but not required for participation.
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)|
What is the limit?
Limit 3 boxes/ bags per person - *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.