Free paper shredding after taxes!
The tax season is a time of pay slips, old tax forms and a potpourri of other sensitive personal documents. In the wrong hands, they can be a windfall to anyone wanting to steal your identity.
The City of Lakewood and EDCO Waste Services are teaming up again to help. Residents are invited to safely dispose of documents containing sensitive information like old bank statements and tax records at “Lakewood Shreds!” on Saturday, April 26. The free shredding event has added “green” features like a mulch giveaway and e-waste drop off.
The drive-through location will be behind the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. (Enter from Civic Center Way off of Del Amo Boulevard or Candlewood Street. The exit for the event will be the driveway to Clark Avenue.)
You can dispose of up to three banker-sized boxes of documents, which will be safely and securely shredded on site by a professional shredding company. No CDs, DVDs, diskettes or other media can be accepted for shredding.
A number of freebies will be distributed, including containers for used oil and batteries. Also, each vehicle that brings material to shred will, in turn, get a free, sturdy Shop Lakewood…Stay Lakewood Loyal bag, while supplies last.
Household batteries and electronic waste, such as TVs, computers, keyboards, printers and cell phones, will be collected for disposal. However, hazardous waste will not be accepted.