Safeguard your identity, clear your home of paper clutter and help protect the environment, all in one event! The Clermont County Community Shred Day is a free, environmentally friendly and secure way for county citizens to safely dispose of private documents. The event will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services parking lot, located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia.
Clermont County is once again partnering with Cintas Document Management for this free event that is available to all citizens and businesses in the county. Citizens and businesses can bring boxes or bags of their documents, which will be securely disposed of by the Cintas Mobile Shredding Unit. The documents may contain staples, paper clips or rubber bands, but not be in 3 ring binders.
Before tossing out old bank records, tax statements, and credit card offers, think about the importance of safeguarding your identity. Identity theft is a big problem locally and across the country. “It’s unbelievable what thieves will do to get your name, address, and social security number. They go through trash, break into cars and steal personal documents from just about anywhere to apply for credit cards,” stated Clermont County Sheriff Rodenberg. “Unfortunately, by the time the victim realizes that their identity has been stolen; serious damage has been done to their credit history.”
Citizens should retain personal tax returns for seven years and bank statements for three years. For more information about the free Clermont County Shred Day, sponsored by the Clermont Records Center and Cintas, call 513-735-8660. Last year 3,000 pounds of paper was shredded during the event.