A community “Shred It” day Saturday, April 21, will give Grayson Countians the chance to clear out some old papers while helping the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the United Way programs.
From 8 a.m. to noon, people can bring old papers to the Cave-Bland Building on the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center campus. For $2 per file-size box or kitchen-size garbage bag, the items will be shredded on-site by Shred-it.
The service is limited to residential use only.
All proceeds will go to area United Way and Relay for Life programs, said Pam Gonterman, the hospital’s director of health information.
Some of the documents that people might want to shred include old tax papers, checks and check stubs, financial records, bank statements, credit card receipts and applications, insurance forms, physician statements, labels with personal information on them, and labels from prescription medications. Gonterman said staples and regular-size paper clips do not have to be removed before the items are shredded.
The service will be set up outside, under the awning in front of the Cave-Bland Building, she said.
Shred-it is a world-wide document destruction and recycling company founded in 1988. Its employees go through intensive background checks and security-screening.