They'll really be on a tear in town Saturday.

Make that a "shred."

Westport hosts its 6th annual community "Shred Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Westport Weston Health District's site, 180 Bayberry Lane.

Town residents -- proof of residency is required -- may shred up to eight paper bags or three boxes (12 by 18 inches) per household of unwanted personal records, documents and financial statements.

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" said First Selectman Jim Marpe in a statement.

"Document shredding is safe, secure, and confidential. This event helps ensure protection against identity theft, in addition to spring cleaning file cabinets. Our environment also benefits since all material will be recycled," he added.

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

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