On Saturday, Oct. 18, more than 175 Orange residents made their way to the Orange Community Center for a chance to have all of their important personal documents and other paperwork securely shredded free of charge.
Mitch Goldblatt, Chairman of the Orange Recycling Committee, said the Orange Rotary Club made a generous donation to make the event possible.
Last Year hundreds of residents took advantage of this opportunity to dispose of personal paperwork that could make them vulnerable to identity theft.
The process is secure, no one is allowed to touch your paperwork or examine the contents of your boxes or bags. The papers are dumped into recycling bins, which are emptied into a truck via mechanical equipment and then shredded inside the enclosed truck.
Goldblatt said although the inaugural year was successful with 35 bins filled, this year surpassed all of their expectations by filling nearly half again as many large recycling bins (47) and the driver for the licensed and bonded PROSHRED SECURITY Truck estimated that about 10,000 pounds of paper was shredded today.
The paper is shredded on-site and then delivered to a local recycling facility.
Goldblatt added that a few participating residents made donations to the Rotary Club to show their appreciation for their help.