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Shredding paper records such as medical documents, bank information, tax documents and other items containing personal account numbers is one way to combat identity theft. In 2015, OCRRA brings you two opportunities to safeguard your identity by shredding all your confidential documents, at no charge! Mark your calendar to attend either or both events.
The first event happens Saturday, May 16, from 8 am to noon at NBT Bank Stadium. No reservations are required to attend.
OCRRA asks residents to bring no more than five banker size boxes per vehicle and to:
- Pack confidential documents, loosely, in durable boxes, containers or paper bags.
- Avoid bringing items in plastic bags as they slow down the shredding process.
- Remove binders or other non-paper contaminants (plastic – bags, binders, folders; spiral notebooks; laminated items; electronic media including computer disks, CDs, etc.).
Please note the event is open to household residents in Onondaga County only. Business materials will not be accepted. If your workplace needs shredding services, visit www.OCRRA.org or contact a shredding service.
Attendees must enter the event from the Grant Boulevard / Hiawatha Boulevard intersection. Since OCRRA started hosting Shred-o-Rama in 2004, more than 410 tons of personal papers have been safely shredded and recycled.
While the event is free to residents, the Muscular Dystrophy Association will have representatives on hand collecting voluntary donations to benefit their organization.
Many thanks go to:
- Onondaga County Parks and the Syracuse Chief ’s Management who allow OCRRA the use of the stadium’s spacious parking lot, which makes for a convenient and safe event.
- Confidata / SMR Fibre and Shred Solvers who provide a generous donation of staff time and mobile shredding vehicles.
Not able to make the event in May? Stop by the Saturday, September 19 event from 8 am to noon, also at NBT Bank Stadium.
Interested in reducing the number of confidential documents you amass? Save some trees and reduce clutter by signing up for e-statements with your bank, utilities, etc. –Dave Nettle, Recycling