Northland News

Shredding Day moves to dog shelter


People kept asking Northland Community Council president Emmanuel V. Remy when the next shredding event to prevent identity theft would take place.

Now he has an answer.

The Northland Community Shredding Day will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location, the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center, 4340 Tamarack Blvd.

"Actually, I've been getting quite a few requests about it, but it's been kind of hectic," Remy said. "It was hard to get it arranged."

As has become the tradition for the events, participants are asked to bring three nonperishable food items to be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. In a nod to the new venue, Remy said pet food donations will also be accepted on Nov. 10.

Residents can bring personal papers, computer discs and other unneeded materials containing confidential information to be shredded, using Fireproof Records Center's mobile shredding unit. There is no charge for the service.

Examples of the kinds of things that should be destroyed rather than simply thrown out include:

* Address labels from junk mail and magazines.

* Bank statements and canceled checks.

* Copies of birth certificates.

* Documents containing computer passwords and personal identification numbers.

* Expired passports and visas.

* Legal documents.

* Outdated identification cards.

* Pay stubs.

* Utility bills.