Heartland Bank and Trust Co. will host a Community Shred Day from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
Heartland is offering this free shredding service at its 200 E. Church St. office in Sandwich. The event may end earlier than scheduled if the shredding truck fills to capacity.
Local residents and businesses are invited to bring personal documents for secure, onsite shredding.
COPS, a provider of document storage and disposal, will have its mobile shredding unit on hand to destroy documents. People will be able to watch their documents being shredded through the unit’s observation window. Items with staples and paper clips 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.