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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

Prince George’s Community College Holds Community Shred Event with NBC4 and the Office of the County Executive  

 

LARGO, MARYLAND -- NBC4, Allstate, and Shred-It have teamed up with Prince George’s County Office of the County Executive and Prince George’s Community College once again to bring you the next NBC4/Allstate Community Shred event. On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Shred-It will provide the community with a service that will help protect sensitive information and prevent identity theft. 

What: Community Shred—Community Members can bring up to five boxes of their personal documents (no CDs or credit cards) to Prince George’s Community College and we’ll shred them for free. (A $50 value for attendees)  

You must drive up with materials to be shredded. Walkups are not allowed. No business or commercial material will be accepted. Only five boxes maximum per vehicle. 

When:  September 12 
               8am to 11am
              
(Vehicles must be in line by 11am to receive service) 

Where: Prince George’s Community College (Entry Point at Prince Place only) 

Shred-It FAQs: 

  • If it rains, will the event be canceled? No. It’s open rain or shine. 
  • Is there a charge for parking? No. Parking is FREE. 
  • Do I have to remove staples, paper clips, etc? No. You must take paperwork out of binders, notebooks, and hardbound books. You can keep paperwork in cardboard boxes and shred those as well. 
  • Do I need to sort out the paper? No. Shred-It Mobile Shredding and Recycling’s bonded and professional employees are trained to quickly and accurately process and shred the material. 
  • What can be shredded? Financial and legal documents, receipts, tax and medical records can all be shredded. DO NOT BRING: Batteries, Flammables, Combustibles, Electronic Equipment (Hard Drives), Media Materials (DVDs, CDs, Tapes), Binders, Hanging Files. 
  • Is there a limit? Yes. No more than five standard-size boxes per household (car) will be accepted. 
  • Can my business bring paper to be shredded? No. This is for consumers only. 
  • What happens after the paper has been shredded? The destroyed documents, in the form of confetti-sized pieces, are transferred to a recycling facility, where they return to the marketplace in the form of items such as, recycled household paper products. 
  • Can I pull up directly to the shredding trucks? No. For the safety and security of attendees, we ask that you drop off your items to be shredded. NBC4 volunteers will be available to help you unload with dollies and carts. 
  • Is there a charge for this service? No. NBC4, Allstate, and Shred-It Mobile Shredding and Recycling offer this as a FREE service to individuals. 

 

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