The town's annual "Shred Day" to help residents to dispose of outdated or unwanted personal documents and financial records will take place Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Westport/Weston Health District property, 180 Bayberry Lane.

Residents will be allowed to shred up to eight paper bags or three boxes (12 by 18 inches) per household. 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 check, credit card statements, tax papers, and medical records by watching their papers shredded on-site," First Selectman Jim Marpe said in a statement.

Proof of Westport residency is required. Volunteers from the Staples High School Service League of Boys will be on site to assist if needed.

For more information, contact Town Clerk Patty Strauss at 203-341-1110 or via e-mail at