Gardner to Host City-Wide Shred Event

The Gardner Police Department, in conjunction with Metcalf Bank, will be hosting a city-wide “Shred Day” on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the west parking lot of Metcalf Bank.

This event will provide an opportunity for residents to reduce the threat of possible identity theft by properly disposing of sensitive documents. These items include: documents with personal information such as your social security number; documents with personal information about your medical history; documents with your credit card information or credit scores; and junk mail for credit card offers.

Shred-It will provide an on-site mobile shred unit to securely and confidentially shred documents. Residents may bring up to 4 boxes per household (approx. box size: 12" x 12" x 18") of documents to be shredded. Shred-It will accept mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar items. Items that will not be accepted include plastic, CDs, DVDs or other metal (other than paper clips or staples).

To participate in the shred day, the City is asking for a canned or boxed food donation to assist the Gardner Edgerton Food Pantry. Boy Scout Troop 888 will be on-site to collect the food donations. Items most needed at this time include: canned soup, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, instant potatoes, pasta, muffin and cake mixes, jello and pudding, and canned goods of any kind.

For more information, please contact the Gardner Police Department at (913) 856-7312.

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