The following places are hosting free shredding events on April 27, 2013:
If those old documents are piling up and driving you crazy, ditch them in a safe and secure way – get them shredded for free on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Arsenal Credit Union, 8651 Watson Rd, St Louis, MO 63119.
The City of Glendale (near Kirkwood and Webster), 424 North Sappington Road, 63122 is sponsoring an electronic recycling event on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lindell Bank will be there providing shredding services. There will be refreshments and give-aways too!
If you’re ready to get rid of some old unwanted paperwork that needs to be shredded, here are a few upcoming opportunities:
If you have boxes of old paperwork that you’re ready to rid yourself of, Commerce Bank in Kirkwood (300 N Kirkwood Rd, 63122) is holding a FREE shredding event tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring up to 10 boxes of paperwork and they’ll shred them for you. It’s the perfect way to properly dispose of sensitive paper. For more information, call 314-746-5200.
You can always count on some FREE shredding events around tax time. Here are three FREE shredding events that will be held in the near future. I encourage you take advantage of them and rid yourself of some paper piles.
Bring your unwanted papers to Shred and Protect Document Services at 1429 Strassner, Brentwood, MO 63144 on February 19th, 2011 from 9am-1pm. You can shred 1 box FREE and only pay $5 for each additional box.
Bring your unwanted papers to Shred and Protect Document Services at 1429 Strassner, Brentwood, MO 63144 on February 19th, 2011 from 9am-1pm. Shred and Protect Document Services specializes in secure document destruction for home and business. They recycle any shredded documents to help save trees and reduce landfills.
Identity theft has been a topic of conversation lately between professional organizers nationally through the NAPO chat. The information and resources being shared seemed like a good thing to pass on to my readers.
So what should you keep and how long should you keep it? Following is a list of documents and suggested retention times offered by the Better Business Bureau (BBB):
If your filing system consists of piles of paper on the kitchen counter, or bulging file folders in an unlocked drawer, you could be setting yourself up for identity theft, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns.
January is a great month to go through your existing home and business files and clear out those papers that are no longer relevant to your life or business. Not only does this help to clear out some clutter, but you will be able to find the papers that you need quickly and more efficiently. After you have gone through your files and piles of paper, bring them to the Community Shred Event so they can be destroyed and disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.
I don’t think I’ve met anyone that doesn’t have at least one, or more, boxes or bags of paperwork they need to get rid of, but they are afraid to because their personal information is on those papers.
Southwest Bank will hold a Shredfest on October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1060 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010. All documents will be shredded by a commercial shredding company, Cintas Service Partners. US Postal inspectors will be providing information about protecting your identity. Limit two boxes or bags per person or company. For more information, call 636-282-9949.