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Fourth Annual Free Community Shredding Event

Thursday September 25, 2008

Fight identity theft and recycle confidential documents and materials

Mayor Jerry Abramson today urged Louisville residents to begin collecting documents and materials now for the annual free community shredding event at the Louisville Zoo on Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, more than 18 tons of material were shredded and recycled.

Residents are encouraged to bring personal and confidential documents to be shredded and recycled to help fight identity theft. There is no limit on the amount of material residents may bring. Businesses will not be allowed to participate in this event.

“I am pleased that we can provide this important public service to residents at no cost,” Abramson said. “The best way to fight identity theft is to destroy any materials containing names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and account numbers.”

Items that can be brought for shredding include documents, discs, hard drives, credit cards and other confidential materials. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled to make materials such as compost, tissues, and toilet paper.

The event is made possible through the generosity of a local shredding company, Shred-It, by donating its services and equipment.

For more information, visit www.louisvilleky.gov or call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000.