The next community document shredding event has been scheduled for October 7, 2017 at Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mill Rd., SE) from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Residents are invited to bring up to 3 document boxes or 3 30-gallon trash bags of documents to be shredded on-site at no cost. This event is open to private citizens only - no business shredding will be accepted. Please note - due to the popularity of this event we do need to keep to the size limit of 3 boxes/bags per person. In the event the shredding trucks fill before 1:00, the event may end early.
You may also wish to sign up for our email notification service through the Town’s ListServ page. Subscribers will receive email notifications about schedule changes, delays, shred events and seasonal information, such as the beginning and ending of additional yard waste collection days.
Every year, millions of Americans become victims of identity theft. Many don’t believe it could happen to them – until it’s too late. Identity theft costs citizens billions of dollars in recovery efforts and can seriously damage credit ratings and cause extreme financial and emotional hardship for its victims. Thieves may obtain sensitive information from trash cans, recycling containers and other public disposal locations.
In an effort to help reduce identity theft and to promote recycling, the Town of Leesburg’s Department of Public Works hosts FREE community document shredding events. Papers are shredded on-site in the vendor’s portable shredding unit. We have had great turnouts at all of our events - to date, almost 3700 people have participated and a whopping 156,00+lbs. of paper has been collected and recycled!
Please keep in mind the following when preparing items to bring to be shredded:
|WHAT TO INCLUDE:||WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE:|
|Account numbers (credit card statement, bank statements, cancelled or unused checks, receipts, utility bills, tax documents, etc.)||CD’s, floppy disks or DVD’s|
|Birth dates (school records, financial applications, etc.)||Specialty paper/material such as photos, carbon copy paper, blueprints, Tyvek envelopes, slides, negatives|
|Passwords and PINs (bank and credit card records, etc.)||Binder clips, rubber bands, fasteners (paperclips and staples may be left on papers)|
|Signatures (any forms or documents containing your signature, cancelled checks, etc.)||3-ring binders, spiral notebooks, soft or hard-cover books|
|Social Security numbers (financial applications, tax documents, etc.)||Plastics, including credit cards|
|Junk mail (any credit card offers, loan applications containing your personal information, courtesy checks from credit cards)|
*Box size equivalent to the size of a file storage box (approx. 10" x 12" x 24") or bags equivalent to the size of kitchen trash bags (approx. 30 gallons or less).
For more information, please e-mail the Department of Public Works or phone 703-771-2790.