National Shred Day 2013

shredded paperI think the day after April 15th should become a National Holiday, National Shred Day. There would be carnivals with events including prizes for the fastest shredder, parades filled with confetti, and even an all you can eat buffett of paper (that would be inspired by my 16 month old who seems to enjoy some paper every now and again.) Although that is probably not going to happen almost every major city hosts its own free shred day.

A lot of cities will host free shred day as a community event. Some will allow a certain number of boxes/bags to be shred per household so please check before taking a large number to the event. Others might require pre registration. But this type of event is a great way to get rid of those sensitive documents that you no longer need.

Below is a list of some of the events being held in major cities.

Miami – April 6th

Nashville – April 6th

Washington DC – April 13th

Seattle – April 13th

Boise – April 20th

Raleigh – April 20th

Vancouver – April 20th

Fairfax County, VA – April 27th and other dates

Austin, Texas – May 18th

New York City – May 19th

San Francisco – June 12th

Chicago – June 22nd

Cintas hosts other shred events that are held throughout the year in many different cities so instead of burning up another shredder this year, try using this free service!

{What to shred versus toss? It is probably a good idea to shred anything that has personal information.  Documents containing your signature, account numbers, social security number, medical information, and legal information should all be destroyed. For a list of documents the IRS recommends you retain check out this publication.}

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