Got Paper? Get Rid of it for Free at Hillsborough County's Shred Fest on March 30

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 21, 2019) - Is paperwork piling up around your home? Do you desperately want to declutter? Tired of tearing jammed wads out of your home paper shredder? Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services can help.

Bring that unwanted paper to Shred Fest at Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. Highway 301 N., on Saturday, March 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. Residents may each bring up to three containers of personal documents, such as old tax forms, outdated medical records, pay stubs, credit card applications, bank statements, old bills, etc., to be securely shredded on site for free.

Note these items cannot be accepted: plastics, CDs, DVDs, x-rays, hard drives, binders, binder clips, and similar non-paper items, or commercial loads.

With tax season heading into the final stretch and spring cleaning in the air, it's important to remember to protect your identify from would-be thieves by properly disposing of documents that contain personal and financial information. Here are documents that should be shredded:

  • Duplicate paper copies
  • Old bank documents
  • Old tax records
  • Unnecessary receipts and bills
  • Expired home and car insurance policies
  • Junk mail containing personal data
  • Old travel documents, including boarding passes
  • Notes containing passwords

In addition to offering the free, professional shredding service on March 30, Consumer & Veterans Services staff will be on hand with information and to answer consumer-related questions.

Visitors also are invited to stay and enjoy the many monuments at Veterans Memorial Park, and stop in at the Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum. Admission to the park and museum is free.

For more information about Shred Fest, call (813) 635-8316.


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