BBB Collects over 15 tons of Documents and Electronics at Annual Sierra Vista ShredFest Eventby Nick LaFleur on Mar. 09, 2010, under Life, scam
Better Business Bureau of Southern, along with World Care of Tucson, the Sierra Vista Police Department, Ace Hardware, and Shred-it of Tucson collected and destroyed over 10 tons of paper, and 10,399 lbs. of used electronics at Sierra Vista’s annual ShredFest on Feb. 20.
“This is a great opportunity to keep your information secure, do a favor for the environment and support BBB’s community education efforts,” said Kim States, BBB President. “We can’t thank the community enough for supporting this second-annual event.”
Paperwork was securely shredded and recycled by Shred-it of Tucson, a BBB Accredited business. As Arizona has become the identity theft capital of the U.S., it’s more important than ever for Southern Arizonans to be careful when disposing of paperwork. BBB recommends paper-shredding as the most reliable way of destroying sensitive documents.
All electronic items were collected by World Care of Tucson, and will now be reused in schools, clinics and other institutions nationally and internationally. Computers not used in humanitarian efforts are sold to the public at World Care’s book and thrift store. Items deemed unusable were recycled for their plastics, metals, glass, and other parts. This last process is especially important as discarded computers produce harmful and toxic waste.
For more information on safely destroying personal documents, electronics and protecting your identity, visit www.tucson.bbb.org.