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40 Force: Shred It!

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(WGGB) — There were plenty of reasons to come out to our 40 Force: Shred It! event on Monday, but most importantly, it served as a way to keep your sensitive information safe.

We invited you our viewers to stop by our station parking lot and drop off your old documents – and boy did you ever.

Throngs of cars snaked out of parking lot and out into the roadway, as folks from Valley Green Shredding were on-hand to take your unneeded or unwanted documents and destroy them.

We collected about 23-thousand pounds, or about 11.5 tons,  as well as several hundred hard drives – and all of it was securely shredded and destroyed and will eventually be recycled.

“There’s so many methods out there that identity thieves are getting ahold of people’s information,” said  Eric Wartel, co-owner of Valley Green Shredding. “One of the simplest ways to prevent that is getting rid of the easiest method for them to gain information and that’s just to destroy any junk mail and paper items that they have coming into their house or their business.”

Thank you to those of you who came down and took part in our event.

If you missed today’s shredding event, you can check Valley Green Shredding’s Website for information on other events in the future.

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