Every year, we tear up all the old receipts and paperwork from decades ago… and usually burn out a paper shredder in the process. However, putting them in the trash is no option in this age of identity theft. Once again, you can get your sensitive paperwork (up to 3 copy paper-sized boxes or 3 kitchen-sized garbage bags of documents) shredded for a small donation at 9NEWS’ Shred-a-thon on Saturday, May 18.
Stop by any of 7 locations between 7 a.m. to noon.:
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department, 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden
Aurora Municipal Courthouse, 14999 E. Alameda Dr., Aurora
Westminster Police Department, 9110 Yates St., Westminster
9NEWS, 500 Speer Blvd., Denver (opens at 6 a.m.)
Shred-it, Inc. Headquarters, 3925 Monaco Pkwy., Denver.
Iron Mountain, 3576 Moline St., Aurora.
Experts suggest the public shred old paperwork with personal information on it, including:
- Canceled checks
- ATM & credit card receipts
- Old credit cards
- Credit card offers
- Old bank statements
- Tax records & receipts (7 years or older)
- Medical records & bills (keep for 1 year)
- Pay stubs (keep for 1 year)
DO NOT SHRED:
The most recent versions of social security statements, annual insurance policy statements, retirement plan statements. Everything else can be shredded.
Volunteers will accept donations for Metro-Denver Crime Stoppers for the shredding services, which we think are well worth it. Supervised by law enforcement officials, all employees shredding are licensed and bonded.