Prince George's County, Maryland

Safely Dispose Your Personal Documents at the NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event

For Immediate Release: 8/27/2014 12:00 AM

Contact: Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer, Department of the Environment/301-883-5952


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 public service.”

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 Community College.

For more information on the NBC4 Allstate Community Shred Event or other recycling initiatives, call CountyClick 3-1-1.

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