Grateful Shred Saturday May 11

Tax season is over, now is the time to get rid of those old records! Avoid fraud or identity theft—and clean out your home files. Bring your papers to this year’s Grateful Shred on May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clara Barton Community Center.

ALL-SHRED, a noted firm in Frederick, MD, will provide secure disposal using a mobile shredding truck, which contains a cross-cut shredder that cuts documents into tiny paper chips. (The shreds are then baled and sent to paper plants to be recycled.)

We ask that you donate $5 per box of paper (that means a one-cubic-foot storage box or the equivalent). Don’t have quite a box full? You can have a half-box or the equivalent shredded for $3 or a quarter-box for $2. Proceeds from these donations go to support activities at the Center, which is a facility of the Montgomery County Recreation Department.

The shredding event is sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center. Questions? Call the Center at 240-777-4910.

Note: All-Shred has no problem shredding (along with your home/office papers), paper clips, staples, rubber bands, folders, binder clips, hanging folders (even with metal strips), and labels. But they don’t do newspapers, 3-ring binders, cardboard, heavy plastic, heavy metals, boxes, trash, floppy disks, or CDs.

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