Leesburg, Va. (May 12, 2015) –The Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department hosted a free document shredding event on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Heritage High School in Leesburg.
A record number 536 participants turned out for the event and brought more than 18,000 lbs of sensitive documents and paperwork which were shredded for recycling.
Beginning in 2008, the shred events have served 4,230 citizens and collected over 78 tons of shredded and recyclable material.
Every year, millions of Americans become the victims of identity theft. Documents with sensitive information tossed into trash cans, recycling containers and public disposal locations are among the most common sources of information used by identity thieves. In an effort to reduce identity theft and to promote recycling, the Leesburg Public Works Department offers semiannual free community document shredding events.
The next event is scheduled to be held in the fall 2015. You can sign up for the Public Works Department ListServ to receive news, alerts, and special event information.