Stillwater Public Library hosts annual drive-thru shred for secure document destruction

shred  web(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Jan. 2, 2015) –The Stillwater Public Library will host its community wide shredding event on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Each car may bring two copy paper sized boxes full of sensitive documents to be shredded securely.  The shredding event is free, but donations will be accepted to pay for the use of the shredder.

“The Drive-thru Shred has become one of our most popular events,” said Lynda Reynolds, library director. “Since it falls at the end of January, it gives community members a reason to clear out their clutter securely and get a fresh start on the new year.”

The shredding will be performed on site by Shred Away, a local document destruction company.  Participants at the event are invited to drive through the library parking lot and have their documents unloaded and shredded on the spot.  Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed from the documents.

Items to consider shredding include material containing account numbers, social security numbers, private correspondence, bank statements, bills, medical information, legal informations, passwords or signatures.  Many people also bring unsolicited mail like pre-approved credit card offers.

Visit http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Money/Personal-Finance/Managing-Household-Records.shtml for government guidelines on how long to keep important documents..

For more information about the shredding event, visit the library’s web site at http://library.stillwater.org, call (405) 372-3633 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.). Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.