If you’ve got sensitive documents collecting dust, Kingston Police are offering a win-win opportunity for local residents.
Hosted by Kingston Police in partnership with Iron Mountain and the Cataraqui Centre, the Community Shred-A-Thon allows community members to dispose of unwanted paper and/or sensitive material in a safe manner. The paper shredding is done by donation, with all proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Ontario.
Kingston Police suggest the event as a means to safely dispose and recycle material that “is best to be avoided for recycling by traditional means,” such as tax or government documents, receipts, banking and credit card statements, and school or work records.
“Don’t let your trash become an identity thief’s treasure,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.
The event will be held at the Cataraqui Cenrtre in the north parking lot section across from the Bank of Montreal. There, Iron Mountain’s paper shredding services will be offered by donation to raise funds for the Special Olympics 2020 School Championships being held in Kingston June 2 to 4, 2020, here in Kingston and hosted by Kingston Police. The suggested donation for recycling papers is $10 per banker’s box of paper.
The Community Shred-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on the Special Olympics 2020 School Championships, including how to further donate, draft an athlete, volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor, go to www.schoolchamps.ca.