Safe Shredding LLC will have one of its trucks at the Maplewood Recycling Center on Saturday, April 11, for Maplewood residents who want to shred and dispose of documents and confidential items free of charge.
The truck will be at the Maplewood Recycling Center at 359 Boyden St. from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. — or “until the truck is full,” said DPW Director Calvin Bell.
Any Maplewood resident bringing items to the event will need to show proof of residency. This can be in the form of a driver’s license, utility bill, etc., said Bell.
Safe Shredding reports on its website that the “average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Much of it is junk mail that contains your personal information on it…. Every home has those few (or more) boxes of documents lying around that, with identity theft reaching epidemic proportions, pose more of a liability than an asset if they are misplaced or stolen.”
To combat the dilemma, Safe Shredding provides a mobile shredding truck capable of shredding up to 6,000 lbs of paper per hour as well as staples, clips, binders and books. Uniformed personnel assist in bringing documents to the truck and then shred the documents on site. A closed-circuit television screen allows customers to watch the documents as they enter the shredder.
All shredded paper is recycled.
For more information on Safe Shredding, visit here.