Safely dispose of all your old bills, tax documents, letters and other private, confidential or sensitive information at this year’s Grateful Shred –a shredding party– to be held Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m.-12 noon, at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD.
Clean Cut Shredding, a reliable Rockville firm, will provide a mobile shredding truck. Inside it is a cross-cut shredder that cuts your pages into tiny paper chips (confetti-sized), while you watch. The paper chips are then baled and sent to a recycling facility.
In addition to helping residents avoid fraud or identity theft, the shredding event is a fundraiser sponsored by the non-profit Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center. Proceeds support activities at the Center, which is a facility of the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Participants are asked to donate $5 per box of paper to be shredded (that means a one-cubic-foot storage box or the equivalent). Don’t have quite a box full? You can have a half-box or the equivalent shredded for $3 or a quarter-box for $2. Donations can be deducted as either charitable or business expenses. Receipts will be available. For more information, call the Center at 240-777-4910.
As you sort through your piles of paper, please keep in mind that Clean Cut Shredding has no problem shredding (along with home office papers), paper clips, staples, rubber bands, folders, 3-ring binders, binder clips, hanging folders (even with metal strips), and labels. But they don’t do newspapers, cardboard, heavy plastic, heavy metals, boxes, trash, floppy disks, or CDs.