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Free shredding day scheduled

Good news: we scheduled a free community shredding day for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Home Office. Bring as many shred-able items as you can bring, Shred-It says.

We’ve received tons of requests for another community shredding day since our last one back in November 2008. The shredding company we tried that time, Northwest Refuse, had their shredding machine break down and they had no plans to replace it. That left us searching for another company – so we stuck with the original.

American 1 tries hard to protect our members from identity theft. A big part of that is education, and we consider our shredding days another part. You can’t get things stolen if they’re mixed in with a billion other tiny scraps of paper.

UPDATE: We’re giving away a shredder! Stop inside the Home Office for treats and identity theft information, and enter to win a cross-cut paper shredder.

One ton of paper shredded at Shredfest



Number of the day:

1,920

That’s the amount of paper, in pounds, that Northwest Refuse shredded at our Shredfest last weekend. Almost one ton of paper securely obliterated.

It was a freezing cold and rainy day that Saturday, but about 50 people stopped by to shred their confidential documents in our Home Office parking lot. Bill and the guys from Northwest deserve a pat on the back for standing out there all day to help people out.

We posted some pictures from the event, and I took some video (above) of how the process works.


Shredder winner Kelly

Plus we held a drawing for a personal shredder. Congratulations to Kelly D. (above), one of our Jackson members, for winning! Kelly brought

Stay tuned for news on whether we’ll hold another Shredfest. In the meantime, Northwest Refuse does this kind of thing during regular businesses hours, so be sure to pay them a visit.

Next shred day set.

Our next free paper shredding day?

Mark your calendar: it’s going to be Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

So start collecting your credit card offers, tax forms, personal documents, etc. You bring ’em, we’ll shred ’em!

Northwest Refuse will bring their giant shredding machine to take care of it all, too.

Stay tuned for updates and more information!


Would you take advantage of another Shred Day?



The last time we had a free shred day, we had a few folks show up to shred and recycle their personal and confidential documents. American 1 believes in shredding personal documents because it helps fight identity theft (thieves can’t steal your identity when it’s in a million pieces, right?), and the company we use even recycles the paper.

Our January shredfest was a hit, but it wasn’t a big hit.

Lately, however, we’ve had quite a few members and non-members call and ask when we’re having another shredding day.

So what do you think – would you come and shred your personal documents? Which day would work best for you? Have you been waiting for American 1 to do another free community shredfest?

Let us know in the comments!



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