Free document shred event helps prevent
identity theft and protects the environment
LARGO, MD – The NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event is
coming to Prince George’s County!
Sponsored in partnership with Prince George’s County Government, Shred-It
and Prince George’s Community College, the free event will be
held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the college campus
located at 301 Largo Road, Parking Lot B in Largo.
“Document shredding is one of the best ways to prevent identify theft,” says
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “We encourage the
public to safely dispose of their personal documents by participating in this valuable
Participants can bring up to five archive boxes or paper bags of their
personal documents to have shredded onsite and are strongly encouraged to arrive early to avoid long
lines. 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. No
documents will be accepted by walk-in.
“This event not only highlights the importance of destroying personal
documents properly,” says DoE Director Adam Ortiz. “It provides a great environmental benefit
with the recycling of the shredded materials, boxes and paper bags by keeping
them out of our landfill.”
Shred-It recycles all shredded documents and all cardboard boxes are
recycled at the County’s Materials Recycling Facility. More than 32 tons
of cardboard have been salvaged from the past shred events at Prince George’s
For more information on the NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event or other
recycling initiatives, call CountyClick 3-1-1.
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