While everyone knows that we should protect ourselves from cyber identity theft it’s easy to forget that the threat of “paper” identity theft is still very real. Keep your identity safe by shredding your confidential papers!
Free up valuable space in your home, business, or storage spaces and protect yourself or your business by safely shredding old documents that are no longer needed at the Salmon Creek Lions Shred Day event on Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Chuck’s Produce Salmon Creek (2302 NE 117th Street, 98686, on the corner of Hwy 99 and NE 117th Street).
Shredding those documents isn’t only good for your safety, it’s good for the environment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each recycled ton of paper fiber saves:
3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
360 gallons of water
100 gallons of gasoline
60 pounds of pollutants
10,400 kilowatts of electricity
What can you shred? Bank/financial statements, invoices, pay stubs, tax records, employment records, medical records, leases, contracts, letters, and documents containing passwords, PINs or SSNs. No junk mail, magazines, catalogs, office paper, flyers, brochures, coupons, or receipts.
Remember, if the document does not have any personal or secure information, you can recycle it in your curbside mixed recycling without shredding.
So save your identity and the environment at the same time!
This is a free shredding event made possible by the Salmon Creek Lions Club with special thanks to the event sponsors: Kari Johnson – Reclaim of WA, Vicki Fitzsimmons – Edward Jones, Dr. Gloria Arroyo-Grubbs – TriStar Family Chiro, Neil Worland – Altech Financial, Lori Wick – Umpqua Bank, and Lakeview Mobile Apps. All donations of non-perishable food items and financial contributions will go to the Clark County Food Bank.