HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — From light bills to business transactions - people want to keep their documents secured.
"You want to protect yourself and your identity, your financial assets, your personal information, so others can not go out and use it you know, against you in any form or fashion," said Lindsay George, communications and marketing coordinator, Better Business Bureau of North Alabama.
The Better Business Bureau invites businesses and residents in and around the Huntsville area to come by and drop off any documents they want shredded.
Not only does this help protect your privacy, but the shredded material will then be recycled, so, it's good for the earth too.
"We're definitely recycling everything that we receive on that day. Of course the document trucks will be on-site, so once the bins full of paper is full we will dump it into the trucks, and then, of course, it will shred, and then the company will get rid of the documents securely," said George.
George says this is all a part of what BBB does. They want to protect both businesses and consumers and that this is just one way they can accomplish both.
"You know, our main mission is marketplace trust, and so when you put your trust in the various businesses to take care of your information, protect your information - you have a job too, to protect your information as well. So it's important for us to put on this event to just help our community, like we said, we report scams and frauds every week, so of course, this is one of the ways that our community can prevent themselves from being a victim of these different frauds and scams that pertains to identity theft," said George.
This event protects your privacy, is good for the planet and COVID safe.
"This is a no-contact event, and they can just remain in their car, they can pop the trunk or you know, open a door and we can get the documents out for them," said George.
Huntsville Shred Day will be on Saturday, April 17 from 9 am to 12 pm at Calhoun Community College, 102 Wynn Drive NW.
The following services will be available:
Free Document Shredding – Dixie Pulp and Paper, Inc. will provide onsite document shredding for homes or businesses. There is a limit of 3 large bags or boxes per vehicle.
Electronics Recycling – MARS, LLC will provide free electronics recycling for items less than 100 lbs. TVs and CRT monitors will cost $25 each for recycling services. No rolling projection screens will be accepted.
Clothing, household items and monetary donations will be accepted to benefit Downtown Rescue Mission.
Individuals are asked to remain in their cars. This is a no-contact event.
For more information, call the BBB at 256-533-1640.