Back by popular demand, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is once again holding a week-long series of “shred-a-thons” across Rhode Island to help consumers safely and securely get rid of documents and materials that may contain personal identifying information.
The Office of Attorney General is partnering with Doc Shredding Corp., a National Information Destruction Association-certified information destruction contractor, and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in asking the public to bring a non-perishable food item when they drop off their documents.
The shred-a-thons are free and open to the public. All consumers are invited to drop off up to two boxes or paper shopping bags of documents for shredding.
How it works:
The secure shredding service is provided by Doc Shredding Corp., whose securely locked trucks will be at the shred-a-thon events. Consumers can load their documents on the truck and receive a “certificate of destruction” from Doc Shredding, which certifies that all documents collected will be handled and destroyed with the highest degree of security. Materials are transported back to Doc Shredding Corp.’s secure facility, shredded to a fine confetti and baled on a large plant-based shredder. This offers the same level of security and confidentiality as mobile shredding, but is a “greener” option than having a diesel truck running continuously. The shredded documents are then recycled, thereby keeping tons of material out of Rhode Island landfills.
Friday, May 6
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
East Providence Senior Center