Bring out your dead and shred to take a bite out of crimeWednesday, September 04, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Crime Stoppers and its partner Green For Life, a paper and document shredding company are inviting residents to safely and securely dispose of household documents in a mobile paper shredder at our community event on September 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Canadian Tire.
The event will be held in the south east parking lot on the McNabb side of Canadian Tire (across from Shoppers Home Health).
Identity theft is an increasing concern for many.
“We’d like to remind residents to never put anything containing personal information out with their garbage. There are people that go around and check your recycling. They are often trying to find anything that identifies you, or any information that they can use to sign up for credit cards or steal your identity. By safely disposing of your personal information you greatly reduce your chances of being a victim of identity theft.” says Len Bailey, Sault Ste. Marie Crime Stoppers president.
“Crime Stoppers Community Shredding Events are win-win initiatives for the whole community, we are able to give residents some piece of mind while also fundraising for a valuable crime fighting tool,” says Bailey.
Crime Stoppers and Green For Life are also accepting unwanted electronics which will be recycled through the Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) program which is a not-for-profit organizations that oversees the responsible reuse and recycling of end-of-life electronics.
OES collects electronics in an environmentally friendly, responsible and cost-effective way.
We will accepted the following electronics:
Computer monitors, televisions, video recorders, video players/projectors, turntable, tuners, speakers, receivers and tuners, radios, equalizers/(pre)amplifiers, desktop and laptop/portable computers, personal hand held computers, cameras, audio and video players (e.g. VCR, DVD players), PDAs and pagers, cellular phones, telephones (physical and accessories), printing devices including copiers scanners and typewriters, and lastly computer peripherals including modems.
All services offered by Green For Life at Canadian Tire on September 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. are by donation to Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District.
All of the proceeds stay local and support the mandate of the program.