Rotary to hold ShredFest event

The Rotary Club of New Milford, in partnership with Secure Eco Shred Inc. will host its annual ShredFest document shredding day May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rain date would be May 6.

The event will be held in Lore's Plaza parking lot along Danbury Road (Route 7 South).

Residents and businesses are invited to bring documents such as old papers, pay stubs, receipts, bank statements, invoices, canceled checks, tax forms, medical records and credit card statements for shredding by Secure Eco Shred's mobile shredder.

Staples and paper clips may be intact.

There is no limit to the number of boxes of documents that may be shredded.

Assistance will be available to help unload boxes. The shredded material will go directly to recycling mills to be made into paper products.

Staff from the shredding company will handle the documents and will shred them while participants watch.

The mobile on-site document destruction process is efficient and quick.

What could take many hours to shred at home can be shreded on-site in minutes.

Last year, approximately 13,000 pounds of paper was collected and shredded and recycled to make new paper products. This means more than six tons of paper was kept out of the landfill and approximately 145 trees weren't cut down.

Cost will be $10 per standard copy paper-type box; larger boxes will cost a little more.

Proceeds will benefit Rotary Club projects.

For more information, or to sign up if a resident or business has more than 25 boxes, call 860-350-2225.