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Free Document Shredding for Leesburg Residents May 17

Effort to reduce identity theft and to promote recycling.

Effort to reduce identity theft and to promote recycling. Patch file.
Effort to reduce identity theft and to promote recycling. Patch file.
Release, Town of Leesburg:

The Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department will host a free community document shredding event on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Heritage High School in Leesburg. Heritage High School is located at 520 Evergreen Mill Road SE. 

Every year, millions of Americans become the victims of identity theft. Documents with sensitive information tossed into trash cans, recycling containers and public disposal locations are among the most common sources of information used by identity thieves. 

In an effort to reduce identity theft and to promote recycling, the Leesburg Public Works Department offers semiannual free community document shredding events. Typically, during a four-hour event, nearly 10,000 pounds of documents will be shredded on-site by portable shredding units and then recycled. 

The next event will be on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in the parking lot at Heritage High School. Residents (no businesses please) may bring up to three (3) boxes or bags of documents, each equivalent in size to a standard file storage box. The event will close promptly at 1:00 p.m. Cars must be in line by 12:45 p.m. to ensure service. For a list of items acceptable for shredding, as well as tips on identity theft protection, please visit the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=249.  

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