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Free Shredding Events on July 13

Posted on 07/01/19

Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen—don’t let it be yours! AARP Utah and Fox 13 are holding shredding events in two locations on Saturday, July 13 from 8am—11am; at the Golden Spike Event Center at 1000 North 1200 West in Ogden, and a new location in Salt Lake City at the Shred-it facility at 4325 Commercial Way. All of the shredding will be done on-site by trained Shred-it employees. We thank them for their generosity for donating their services!

This event is open to the public regardless of age or AARP membership, but if you’re a member, please bring your membership card!

Here are those locations again:
Ogden: Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 North 1200 West, Ogden, UT 84404
Salt Lake City: NEW LOCATION! Shred-it Facility, 4325 Commercial Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Up to ten boxes will be accepted, but please, no electronics or hard drives—paper only. This event is for individuals only, no businesses please.

Here are some tips about what to bring to shred:

Suggested Items to destroy

· Bank account information

· Credit card information

· Contracts

· Invoices/Statements

· Customer lists

· Employee/applicant information

· Payroll/ paystubs

· Medical Records

· Budgeting/accounting information

· Junk mail (with name and address such as credit card applications)

Acceptable items to destroy

· Computer Paper

· Staples

· Paperclips

· Black Binder Clips

· Hanging file folders

· Equifasteners

· Spiral bound note books

· Rubber bands

Not acceptable to destroy

· Batteries

· Cardboard

· Plastics

· 3 ring binders

· Hard drives

· Back up tapes

· CDs

· Hard drives

· Electronics

All of the shredding material will be recycled, saving trees and helping the environment! We hope to see you on July 13th from 8am—11am!

This story is provided by AARP Utah. Visit the AARP Utah page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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