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Westport's 'Shred Day' document disposal set Saturday

Published 11:39 am, Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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The town will again help residents dispose of personal records and private documents by hosting its annual Shred Day program Saturday at the Westport-Weston Health District property, 180 Bayberry Lane.

Shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Proof of Westport residency is required.

Residents may shred up to eight paper bags or three boxes (12 by 18 inches). Each car will be charged $5.

"This is an opportunity for Westporters to dispose of personal, confidential and sensitive papers, such as bank statements, cancelled checks, credit card statements, tax papers, and medical records by watching their papers shredded on site," First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said in a statement.

"Shredding personal papers helps ensure protection against identity theft, in addition to spring cleaning file cabinets. Our environment also benefits, since all material will be recycled."

Volunteers from the Staples High School Service League of Boys will be available to assist, if needed.

For information, contact Town Clerk Patty Strauss at 203-341-1110 or at pstrauss@westportct.gov.