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The Ultimate ID Protection: Shred Day Returning to Prince George's

Paper documents, expired credit cards, computer disks and more accepted.

Need to protect your ID by safely getting rid of old bills, expired credit cards, or personal documents? 

A chance to securely dispose of these and other personal documents is coming soon, as Community Shred Day returns to Prince George's County.

The free shredding event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Prince George's Community College. Residents are invited to bring paper of all types (staples and paper clips OK), expired credit cards and empty binders. Computer disks also will be accepted (but may be shredded offsite). Up to five boxes or trash bags of documents per person are allowed.

“Document shredding is one of the most important ways the public can protect themselves against identity theft,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III.

Prince George’s County Government is among sponsors of the event, along with NBC Washington, PNC Bank, Shred-It and Prince George’s Community College.

The shredded paper documents and cardboard boxes will be recycled by Shred-It (paper), and the County’s Materials Recycling Facility (boxes).  More than 31.5 tons of cardboard have been recycled from the previous six document shred events.

Vehicles should line up to discard items at the intersection of Prince Place and Campus Way South. All vehicles must be in line by 11 a.m. No walk-ins accepted. Up to five boxes or trash bags will be allowed. Business or commercial material will not be accepted.

Sheri August 30, 2012 at 02:39 PM
When does it begin? You say be in line by 11am - but no start time.
John Davisson August 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Sorry about that! It runs from 8-11 a.m. (We've updated the post with the time.)
Emil Farkwarp October 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Office Paper Systems (7650 Airpark Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20874) offers daily free personal shredding of a couple of boxes. No need to remove paperclips, binder clips or staples. You can even bring computer hard drives-- NOT the whole computer, just the drive. And it is FREE.

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