Independence Bank is hosting its annual Community Shred Day Friday. This on-site shredding day allows Independence Bank to provide a valuable service to customers, friends and neighbors, according to Kayla Altman, content marketing specialist for Independence Bank.
“Shredding confidential information can help prevent identity theft,” Altman said. “Community shred day provides a way for us to help safely clear out old mail receipts, and bills. All documents shredded at our community events are recycled, which is a great benefit to our environment.”
Altman said that typically 100 to 150 people bring items to shred, and Land Shark Shredding, the company that shreds the materials, estimates that 5,000 pounds is shredded annually.
Customers are limited to three file boxes of materials and items not able to be shredded are wet paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, batteries, electronics, large pieces of metal, trash, cloth/fabric, medicine, pills, liquids, three-ring binders, accounting ledgers, hardback books,
The following items are what customers can bring to be shredded:
Dry paper, file folders, hanging file folders, staples, paper clips, binder clips, rubber bands, envelopes, magazines, flyers, newspaper, phone books, brochures, small softback books, spiral notebooks.
Community Shred Day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Independence Bank, located at 2425 Frederica Street.