AG’s office hosts shred-a-thons across state

By News Staff

Attorney General Kilmartin is partnering with Doc Shredding Corp. to host 11 shred-a-thons across the state in order to prevent identity theft that affects 16.6 million people nationwide.

Consumers can load their documents on a locked truck owned by Doc Shredding Corp., and receive a “certificate of destruction” certifying that all documents collected will be handled and destroyed with the highest degree of security.

The shred-a-thon is free, but consumers may not bring more than two large shopping bags of shredding material. Consumers may shred paper, envelopes, old bills, and old credit card statements.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank asks the public to bring a non-perishable food item when they drop off their documents.

The shred-a-thon started Monday at Walgreens located at 533 Elmwood Avenue in Providence. Also on Monday, another shred-a-thon will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center located at 150 Jenckes Hill Road in Lincoln.

Throughout the week, shred-a-thons will take place Tuesday, May 3rd in Westerly and North Kingstown, Wednesday, May 4th in Johnston and Cranston, Thursday, May 5th in North Smithfield and Middletown, Friday, May 6th in East Providence and Warwick, and Saturday, May 7th in Pawtucket. 

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