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The Ins And Outs Of Local Shredding Events

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

15.4 million people were the victims of identity fraud in 2016, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. Identity fraud continues to grow, and so does the need to keep your financial and personal information safe and secure.

Because of this, most people are looking for a convenient, safe, and inexpensive way to get rid of their documents. This is the perfect need met by a shredding event. Attending one of these occasions might be the right thing for you if you have so much sensitive information stored that destroying it yourself would be overwhelming. However, you do not want to pay for a service to do it for you. Shredding events allow you to shred large amount of documents and often, they are free.

What is a shredding event?

Local nonprofits, charities, and businesses sponsor shredding events in their communities. The process is as simple as showing up with the items you want to shred and dumping them in a bin.

You may be wondering how your information is kept safe. Protective measures are taken during these events and may include witness shredding and cross cut shredding. Like the name suggests, witness shredding allows you to observe the destruction of your material. A cross cutting service cuts the paper in two different directions, giving you smaller pieces of paper shreds than traditional destruction services.

How a shredding event works

A local community group or business usually schedules and sponsors a shredding event. On the day of the occasion, the location is visited by shred trucks. Then, individuals and business representatives arrive with items to shred throughout the event. The participants take turns as they watch their documents being shredded.

Where to find a local shredding event

Most shredding events are scheduled for Saturday morning, and last for a few hours. A weekend day lets more people participate. Large parking lots are where many of these shredding events are held because they can accommodate several people. These occasions are held at various times throughout the year, nationwide. You can usually find information online primarily through social media.

For safe and reliable shredding Services, you can turn to UCI Document Destruction. We provide privacy and convenience with cost effective, user-friendly, environmentally conscious document destruction solutions in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas. Give us a call today at (806) 372-7722 or Contact Us via email. We are located in Amarillo at 1000 S. Adams St. and Lubbock at 2034 82nd St. # 101.