Heartland Bank and Trust Company will host a Community Shred Day from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. The bank is offering this shredding service free of charge at its 200 E. Church St. office in Sandwich.
Local residents and businesses are invited to bring personal documents for secure, on-site shredding. COPS, a service provider of document storage and disposal, will have its mobile shredding unit on hand to destroy documents on-site. People can watch their documents being shredded through the unit’s observation window. Items with staples and paperclips can also be shredded.
Properly disposing of personal documents is one way for people to protect themselves from identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission recommends shredding sensitive documents such as charge receipts, old utility bills, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, unused checks, bank statements, and expired charge cards.