Shred-it Day helps spring cleaning

Published 8:33 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A shredding company will stop by the Queen City on Friday, just in time for Spring cleaning.

Riverdale Credit Union and the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce have parterned for the fourth annual Community Shred It Day, which will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at 912 Selma Avenue.

Representatives from Shred-it, a document shredding company, will be on hand. The service is free. Individuals are asked to respect a limit of four boxes or four large trash bags of paper per individual or business.

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Executive director of the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce Sheryl Smedley said there is a big need in the community for individuals who want to safely shred sensitive documents.

“Shred-it comes to the community for two hours and shreds it on site,” she said. “You bring it to be shredded, and when you leave it’s automatically taken care of.”

Smedley said people have already called her to ask when the event will begin.

The Community Shred It Day event might not only be beneficial to individuals and businesses looking to clean out filing cabinets, but it might also help the environment.

“The paper that will be shredded will be recycled,” Smedley said. “So, it’s a two-part thing here. You get a free service to get rid of sensitive documents, and it goes to a good use like recycling.”

Bank and credit card statements, old tax returns and records of deceased family members are among some of the most common items that may need to be destroyed, Smedley said.

Also, she mentioned any document with a person’s social security number or personal information should be sent to the shredder.