For Immediate Release - March 08, 2012

Free shredding in Cambridge to benefit community

Event offered to highlight Consumer Awareness Week

What:

 

Free public shredding for the public to dispose of unwanted records and documents. This event is held in conjunction with other events during National Consumer Protection Week.

People may want to run their Saturday morning errands and then drop by and safely discard all personal, confidential documents. Material for shredding will be accepted for three hours.

Who:

 

  • City of Cambridge Consumers' Council
  • Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Postal Customer Council of Greater Boston

When:

 

March 10, 2012    10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Public shredding from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:

 

Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue  

Background

 

The free shredding event in Cambridge, part of National Consumer Protection Week, is open to the public. Consumer experts will be available to answer your questions. You can bring up to two boxes of confidential documents to be shredded and disposed of properly.  Representatives from the shredding company will help accept your documents – documents are immediately placed in a secured, locked container, then destroyed at the shred company’s secured site. In addition to your own information, please give some thought to the seniors in your life that may need assistance disposing of personal and financial documents.

Government agencies and nonprofit groups created ncpw.gov; go there to find consumer tips and free materials. Avoid scams and fraud in the marketplace by being an informed consumer.

Event Contact:

 

Corey Pilz
Office: (617) 349-6154