Environmental Resources


Prince George's County, Maryland

NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event Returns to Prince George's County


For Immediate Release: 12/5/2013 12:00 AM

Contact: Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist, Department of Environmental Resources/301-883-5952

Free event will shred and destroy private documents on site
 
 
LARGO, MD – The NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event heads back to Prince George’s County on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will be held on the campus of Prince George’s Community College located at 301 Largo Road, Parking Lot B in Largo.  The free event is open to the public and is sponsored in partnership with NBC4, Allstate, Shred-It, Prince George’s Community College and Prince George’s County Government.  
 
“Destroying personal information is a key step and one of the most important ways the public can prevent identity theft says Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  “We are proud to provide this valuable service to our community and to partner with NBC4, Allstate, Shred-it and Prince George’s Community College.”
 
Participants can drive up and drop off up to five archive boxes or trash bags of their personal documents to be destroyed on site.  All vehicles must be in line by 11 a.m. at the intersection of Prince Place and Campus Way South in order to discard their items and participants are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long traffic lines. No documents will be accepted by walk-in.
 
All shredded documents are recycled by Shred-It and all cardboard boxes are recycled at the County’s Materials Recycling Facility.  More than 47 tons of paper was destroyed from the last NBC4 Allstate Community Shred held on September 28, 2013. 
 
 “Shredding paper provides numerous environmental alternatives for disposal rather than simply throwing it in the dumpster,” says DER Director Adam Ortiz.  “When you shred your paper, you are helping the environment.” 
 
For more information on the NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event or other recycling initiatives, contact CountyClick 3-1-1.
 
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