On Saturday, August 25 Assured Data Destruction and CapSouth Partners will offer residents the opportunity to have their paper records and data storage materials shredded and recycled during the Community Shred Day.
This free event aims to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identify theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more.
“Identify theft crimes in the United States are at an all time high,” said Development Officer Cynthia Green. Assured Data Destruction, a business division of Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center (WRC), Inc., specializes in plant-based document destruction. Assured Data Destruction provides a full range of secure, confidential services to private companies and government agencies. Assured has the highest security standards ensuring confidential information is protected while complying with federal and state regulations.
“When people securely dispose of their sensitive documentation, their risk of identity theft decreases dramatically,” said Green. Green added, “Holding a community shred day for residents gives everyone a chance to protect themselves from identity theft.”
Materials will be collected on August 25 from 9am-12noon in Dothan at CapSouth Partners located at 2216 West Main Street. “The Shred Day event allows citizens to stay one step ahead of identity thieves by shredding their sensitive documents,” said Anne Rumble, Assured Data Destruction Sales Associate.
Accepted items to be properly disposed of include old bills, check stubs, health information, or any other confidential information that has accumulated over the years. Participants do not need to remove staples, paper clips, folders, or rubber bands from documents.