Leonardtown, MD – You Get It – We Shred It!  It is time to clean out your file cabinets, closets and desks and get rid of confidential, private, and important personal documents you no longer need to keep. 

Community shredding events help protect individuals from identity theft and consumer fraud which are becoming an epidemic in our communities.

To raise awareness and to promote prevention, the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation will host its first community Document Shredding Event at the             St. Andrew’s Landfill on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

This community event will provide residents with the opportunity to have their confidential, private, and important documents destroyed by a professional shredding service at no cost. The truck from East Coast Shredding is capable of holding 9,000 pounds of paper. All paper material shredded during the event will be recycled.

Citizens are asked to not bring materials which are not confidential in nature, such as newspapers and magazines as they will cause the truck to fill up more quickly. Please try to limit the number of boxes you bring to 2 standard bankers’ boxes (10″H x 12″W x 15”D) per person so as many residents as possible can be served. It is hoped between 230-255 individuals bring material to the event. 

For more information please contact the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-863-8400. For more information on recycling programs, log on to our website at http://www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/