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April 3, 2013

Ripping it up

Free shredding to be offered during this weekend’s Athens City Wide Cleanup

ATHENS — Athens-based document destruction company SHRED-911 has teamed up with Keep Athens Beautiful to sponsor a Free Community Shred Event during the semiannual City Wide Cleanup at the City of Athens Community Collection Center (500 Aaron Street).

The event will take place this Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Athens residents are encouraged to protect themselves from the growing threat of identity theft by destroying, rather than discarding, sensitive documents. Materials that can be brought to the event include old tax records, medical information, bills and any confidential documents such as unsolicited credit card applications.

Items that should not be brought to the shred event are large binders, newspapers, phone books, magazines or any non-paper item. All of the shredded materials will be destroyed by SHRED-911 at their local secure destruction facility and then recycled.

Please note that there is a limit of 50 pounds for this event. That equates to four or five grocery bags or two “banker’s box” sized boxes. This is a free service for consumers only.

There is no charge to consumers for destroying material brought to the event. Businesses should contact SHRED-911 for service.

SHRED-911, LLC is located on U.S. Highway 175 just east of the loop in Athens. It provides secure document destruction services to businesses and individuals within a 30-mile radius around Athens, and may be reached by calling 888-350-7473 or visiting

Keep Athens Beautiful partners with schools, businesses, community organizations and residents to promote beautification, litter prevention and education. It is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment of the community. KAB may be reached by calling 903-675-7961 or by visiting

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