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BIG Shredding Event June this Saturday 6/16/2012

(Woodbury, NJ) Gloucester County will hold its 2nd Annual BIG Shredder Event on Saturday, June 16th 2012 from 8 am to 12 noon in the rear parking lot of Gloucester County Institute of Technology (Bankbridge School entrance).  The event is free and open to residents of Gloucester County.  An industrial size shredder truck will be on site to destroy documents.

Last year residents shredded 21,000 pounds of recyclable documents during our Shredding event and we are looking forward to another full day again this June, said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney.  We will have a convenient drive-thru system set up and people can either pull up and drop off their documents or wait with them to be destroyed if they prefer, said Sweeney who noted that over 400 cars dropped off documents to be shredded last year. 

Residents can help protect themselves from identity theft by destroying their old documents that contain personal information and this event gives them the opportunity to have their documents shredded in a secure and convenient manner, said Freeholder Director Sweeney.  Sheriff Officers, investigators from Consumer Protection, and law enforcement personnel from the County Prosecutors Office as well as security staff from DocuVault will be present to ensure all documents are destroyed.

If anyone feels they are a victim of identity theft they should contact their local police immediately, said Freeholder Chila.  In New Jersey 6,394 people reported being victims of identity theft last year.  Shredding documents that you do not need to save for tax or other purposes is an excellent way to reduce your risk of having your identity stolen, stated Chila.

The 2nd Annual BIG  shredding event will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2006 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon in the rear parking lot of the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, access the parking lot by entering through the Special Services School District driveway, Bankbridge Road, Deptford.

This event is opened to Gloucester County residents only and each household will be limited to 150 lbs of household paper or documents for shredding.  No businesses will be permitted.  Residents can call 384-6855 with questions about the event.

The BIG Shredding event is a joint effort between the Board of Freeholders, County Office of Consumer Protection, the Gloucester County Sheriffs Office and the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office.  Freeholder Joe Chila, liaison to Consumer Affairs said that the shredding will be performed by DocuVault, a Gloucester County company located in Thorofare.   DocuVault and Signs Unlimited of National Park are co-sponsoring this event with the County.