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Come to a Free Shredding Event on July 11


AARP Utah and FOX 13 are teaming up to hold a free shredding event on Saturday, July 11 at 6985 Union Park Center in Midvale to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.  You can bring up to ten bags or boxes of sensitive documents with personal information such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, financial statements, and medical bills.  Don't miss this opportunity to have your confidential documents shredded free of charge by trained Shred-It staff.

This event is part of AARP's mission through its Fraud Watch Network to help protect people against identity theft and fraud.  For more information about the Fraud Watch Network or to sign up for alerts, click here.


There are restrictions on the kinds of materials that can be put in shred containers. Please be sure to check this list so that your items can be shredded.

The following items are OK to shred:

  • computer paper
  • colored paper (with staples and paperclips)
  • black binder clips
  • handing file folders
  • magazines and phone books
  • spiral notebooks
  • checks
  • brass fasteners
  • brochures
  • rubber bands
  • two-part Equi-fasteners


The following items are NOT OK to shred:

  • cardboard
  • carbon paper
  • plastics
  • 3-ring binders
  • microfiche
  • hard drives
  • compact discs
  • cassettes
  • food wrappers


All the paper shredded will be recycled!  For every ton of paper recycled, 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 6993 gallons of water, and 3.3 cubic yards of land fill space will be saved.  This will be a great event to help you keep your peace of mind and help the planet as well!


Here are the details again:

WHEN:  Saturday, July 11 from 8:00 am--11:00 am

WHERE:  6985 Union Park Center, Midvale UT  (Just off Union Park Avenue across from the Original Pancake House)

WHAT:  Shredding sensitive paper documents--up to ten bags or boxes

WHY:  Protect against fraud and identity theft, while helping to save the planet



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