Shredding confidential information to protect personal information and sensitive data is one step toward protecting yourself from identity theft. Plus, it’s a good way to keep that paper out of the waste stream and local landfills. It is recommended that anything that has personal information like your name, address, phone number, social security number, or bank account information should be shredded.
“We all get a ton of junk in the mail—whether it’s credit card applications or mortgage refinance offers,” stated ReWorks Executive Director Yolanda Walker. “Documents that contain sensitive information, such as pay stubs, bank statements, medical records, tax forms, etc., should be shredded to protect yourself from identity theft. Non-sensitive papers should be recycled.”
The free event is for Summit County residents and businesses only. There is a limit of 10 file boxes or shopping bags per vehicle. No household hazardous waste will be collected at this event. Complete event details may be found at summitreworks.com/shredding.
The Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center is located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow. ReWorks will hold additional on-site document shredding events June 4 in Fairlawn, July 9 in Macedonia, August 6 in Green, Sept. 10 in Barberton and Oct. 1 in Akron.
ReWorks is Summit County’s Solid Waste Management Authority, providing solutions and leadership to empower Summit County communities, institutions and businesses to develop and utilize environmentally sound, cost-effective recycling and waste management strategies.