BBB to Host Free Paper and Electronic Shredding Day

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Better Business Bureau in Springfield is giving area residents the opportunity to properly dispose of personal documents this Saturday, April 21st in Springfield.

From 9 a.m. to noon, community members can bring their paper and electronic documents to this free paper shredding event at Mercy Home Health, 1570 W. Battlefield, in Springfield.

The event can shred not only papers and documents, but laptops, computer hard drives and tablets.

Springfield BBB Regional Director Stephanie Garland breaks down the importance to destroying both digital and printed documents that contain confidential information.  "The purpose of this event to to make sure you're being safer and that you're keeping your identity safe by not having your documents or personal information get out."

Garland adds this is the safest way to ensure your personal information is destroyed in a way no one can get their hands on it.

Participating residents can bring up to three boxes of documents per person to shred. While the Springfield event is accepting certain electronics, they will not accept old TVs or computer monitors. Additional information can be found here.


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