East Greenwich Shred Event, Oct. 14

MICKLETON –  The East Greenwich Twp. Environmental Commission and Green Team is sponsoring an open shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the municipal building at 159 Democrat Road, Mickleton.

Reduce clutter, clean out and purge your personal records. Protect yourself from identity theft while being green.

What to toss: Bills, once payment has cleared your account; bank and credit card statements once they are reconciled. With online banking these statements are available on the institution’s web site. Investment statements if you can easily get a copy from your broker or advisor.

What to keep: Tax returns and all  documentation for seven years; all documentation of real estate purchase as well as documentation of improvements to the property for as long as you own the property.

Bring your bags and boxes of paper to be shredded. An experienced operator from DocuVault will move the disposal bins to a highly secure, mobile shredding unit where your confidential material will be destroyed as you watch. One hundred percent of the shredded paper is recycled.

Only paper from residents will be accepted. No businesses. Please, no plastic bags or metal including 3-ring binders and binder clips. Staples and paper clips are acceptable.

You may also bring electronics to be recycled, no TVs over 42 inches. If you remove hard drives from computers, we may be able to provide onsite destruction depending on DocuVault’s truck.

For more information, contact Fred Hills at fred.hills@comcast.net.

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