The annual Shred-It event is returning to Stony Plain. Residents can head down to Rotary Recycling Centre on Saturday, September 26 from 9AM to 1PM to safely dispose of personal and confidential documents free of charge.

“Identity theft continues to be a pressing issue for residents. As criminals become more sophisticated with hacking, disposing of personal information safely and securely should be a high priority for all of us,” says Mayor William Choy. “Shred-It is a great opportunity for those in our community to gain access to free shredding services and I encourage residents to take advantage of the event!”

The best way to protect against identity theft is to ensure all personal and confidential documents are securely disposed of. Wondering what should be shredded? The following items are recommended:

  • Financial documents including bank statements and receipts;
  • Any document containing personal information such as birth dates and social insurance numbers;
  • Paper notes containing login, password information, and account details for online sites; and
  • All mail, including junk mail, containing personal information.

“Shred-It is not only an opportunity to dispose of personal documents safely, it also goes a long way in reducing paper waste. It is a great accessible and green initiative for residents,” says Ashlee Morrow, Operations Administration Assistant with Public Works. “The event pairs nicely with the Don’t Just Trash It! household waste campaign and we believe it is important to provide free events and programming for the community to encourage sustainable practices.”

Community members are reminded that while a free event, there are restrictions in place:

  • The Shred-It event is available to Stony Plain residents only. IDs will be checked onsite;
  • A 10 banker box limit is in place – participants cannot return with additional material; and
  • No advance drop offs will be accepted. Please arrive within the 9AM – 1PM time frame!

For more information on the Shred-It event and to learn more about the Don’t Just Trash It! campaign, visit the Town website and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.