Nov 102013

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

A woman carries a large box of paperwork to be shredded at High Plains on Saturday.

When it comes to getting something for nothing, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the opportunity?

On Saturday, hundreds of residents did just that. The Orange Recycling Committee and Orange Rotary Club teamed up to offer a secure DOCUMENT SHREDDING event in the parking lot in front of High Plains Community Center from 9 am. to noon.

Residents were invited to bring any confidential papers that they wouldn’t want to fall into an unscrupulous strangers hands, such as pay stubs or any items with social security numbers, bank account numbers of credit card information.

ProShred™ Security brought its truck in for the event. Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said he arrived at 8:30 a.m. followed by the truck at 8:45 a.m. “I helped him park and settle in and we turned around and there already were 20 people in line,” he said. “People had car loads of stuff, and I thought we’d be overwhelmed. We’ve been steady all day and people are still coming in (at 10:30 a.m.).”

Residents took this opportunity seriously, cleaning out their attics, basements, junk drawers and file cabinets to dispose of any paperwork that could put them in danger of identity theft. A small screen on the side of the truck shows the inside compartment where the papers are shredded.

The scraps are then transported to a recycling facility.

Goldblatt said all of the cardboard boxes in which people brought their papers were broken down and recycled through the Orange Transfer Station.

For further information, please e-mail orangerecycles@gmail.com.



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