Mayor Jim Fouts wants to remind everyone of the dangers of identity theft and has authorized a Free Document Shredding Day At Warren City Hall.
The City of Warren is sponsoring its eighth annual document shredding day at Warren City Hall Saturday. The document shredding and disposal event will be free for Warren residents who are concerned about the risk of identity theft from improper disposal of confidential information.
“They Mayor’s Office has been receiving many inquires about where and when documents can be shredded,” according to a statement by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts. “They (warren residents) don’t want to put them in recycling containers for confidentiality reasons, and many don’t own a personal shredder.”
Mayor Fouts added that there will be a limit of five boxes per person, and examples of items that can be shredded are invoices, bank statements, cancelled checks, tax returns, personal and business contracts as well as all types of personal correspondences.
The Mayor’s office would like to remind the residents of Warren who are attending the shredding event, that items such as paper clips, binder clips and staples do not need to be removed. Although cardboard boxes will not be shredded, there will be a recycle bin on-site to drop cardboard boxes in. The shredding will be done by Shred-It Document Destruction Services.