Wartrace hosts shredding event


The Town of Wartrace will be opening its doors – and bins in this case – to residents who wish to dispose of documents that contain sensitive information. Between March 16 and April 6, two boxes per household will be accepted for shredding. Bins will be located inside Town Hall, located at 29 Main St., E., to ensure the documents will remain in a safe, publicly inaccessible area.


Bank statements, old tax filings, and medical records are just a few of the types of documents people tend to keep. People are often concerned about simply disposing of this kind of paperwork through regular waste options because they may contain private information such as social security numbers and bank accounts.


“We have a lot of old files at Town Hall that have passed the state mandated record retention dates, literally decades ago,” said Mayor Cindy Drake. “All historical documents will be preserved, but other items such as water billing logs, banking records, and invoices will be shredded. Like the town, we felt our residents would also appreciate the opportunity to use this shredding service in partnership with Wartrace.”


Richards & Richards Secure Shredding will provide a certification of shredding to the town, with copies made available to residents who request one. The town has ordered three 96-gallon bins, so items will be shredded on a first-come, first-served basis.


Allowable Items: white paper, colored paper, manila folder, mailing envelopes, brochures, computer printouts, checks, all office paper, invoices, staples, binder clips, telephone books, and hardback books.


Not Allowed: batteries, toner cartridges, computer parts, corrugated paper, electronics, circuit boards, leather and styrofoam products, biohazard materials, paper towels, cans, paper bags, transparencies, xrays, and photos. For a complete list of items that can not be shredded, contact Town Halls staff.


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