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April 20, 2017 05:10 PM

Shred Event To Destroy Important Documents

Most of you just finished preparing your taxes and are now wondering what to do with your important documents. Depending on how old they are, it might be time to shred them. 

If you're looking to dispose of some important documents, be sure to stop by one of three Shred Event locations this Saturday. GoodShred and Dakota Data Shred are preparing for a big turnout. 

"We secure those. Put them in our truck. We bring them back here at the end the event. Saturday we work all day and we actually shred all the product before we go home," Gascoigne said. 

Paper can be shredded at each drop off location as well. The Shred Event is put on by the Better Business Bureau and Sioux Empire Crime Stoppers. 

"Any bank statements, any donation slips that you have, any credit card transactions, investment account information. All that stuff, that now, is over seven years old can be shredded," Schmidt said. 

Jessie Schmidt with the BBB says getting rid of your documents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday is easy. 

"You don't even have to take your stuff out of your folders, take your paper clips off, take your staples out. None of that. Just bring it all out to us. They'll shred it just as you give it to us," Schmidt said. 

Once you drop off your important documents, they are brought to Dakota Data Shred where they are ripped apart and put into these 1,200-pound bales you see behind me. 

"We recycle everything that we shred. It gets sent off to Wisconsin. They'll make it tissue paper. So somebody will be blowing their nose on important tax papers," Gascoigne said. 

Recycling important trash safely and keeping it out of the landfill. 

The Shred Event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at three locations. If you'd like to drop documents off during the week, you can do so from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dakota Data Shred until April 28. A $5 donation per box or bag is suggested. The proceeds benefit Sioux Empire Crime Stoppers. 

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