STEPHENVILLE (April 10, 2015) – Whether it’s dusty stacks of old pay stubs, mortgage or credit card statements, tax forms or utility bills, the threat of identity theft these days makes letting go tough.
That’s why Texas Health Stephenville, in honor of Earth Day 2015, is hosting a free “Shred-a-thon” event on Saturday, April 18. Personal paperwork will be safely shredded on-site beyond the leering eyes of identity thieves — and all the paper shreddings are recycled. More than 6,900 pounds of paper were shredded at last year’s event at Texas Health Stephenville, contributing to a total of almost 80,000 pounds at Texas Health facilities.
The on-site shredding services will be provided by Iron Mountain Incorporated. Individuals are allowed up to six boxes of paperwork — but cardboard, among other items, cannot be shredded. People will need to take their cardboard/totes back with them.
The Shred-a-thon day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, April 18, in the west side parking lot at the corner of Belknap and Tarleton.
Items that can be shredded include:
- All paper
- Fasteners such as paper clips and staples
- Notebooks and spirals
- Business cards, brochures, banners, pamphlets and fliers
Items that are NOT to be shredded at this event include:
- Metal ring binders
- Food or liquids of any type
- Glass, plastic, aluminum
- Cans or bottles
- Metal objects
- USB drives
- Hard drives
- Audio and video tape
Shred-a-Thon events are being held at seven hospitals across the Texas Health Resources system as well as at Texas Health headquarters in Arlington.