Leesburg, VA (April 24, 2012)
– The Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department will host a free community document shredding event on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Heritage High School in Leesburg.
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 12, 2012, in the parking lot at Heritage High School. Residents 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 12:00 p.m. Cars must be in line by 11:45 a.m. to ensure service. For a list of items acceptable for shredding and tips on identity theft protection, please visit the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=249
During the shredding event, the Town will also collect donations for Loudoun Interfaith Relief
. Residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate. The following food items are in high demand: cereal, 100% juice, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned chicken, macaroni & cheese, canned soup and Chef Boyardee products.
Department of Public Works