Spring Paper Shredding Events a Success

May 22, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Ca., – More than 500 consumers and business owners took advantage of Better Business Bureau’s two free paper shredding events this spring, shredding nearly 18 tons of sensitive documents.  
The events in Sacramento and Stockton offered paper shredding services for free to those with sensitive documents in need of proper disposal. 
275 consumers in attendance of Sacramento’s event at Mel Rapton Honda shredded more than 6.5 tons of paper courtesy of American Mobile Shredding. Attendees shredding more than three boxes of documents were encouraged to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Sacramento. The generosity of the 275 attendees resulted in $1,166 donated to the organization. 
In Stockton, BBB, Community Bank of San Joaquin and Pacific Shredding worked together to assist 230 consumers in shredding 11.4 tons of paper. Those shredding more than 5 boxes or bags of paper were encouraged to donate to the Stockton Police Youth Activities. Through the generosity of those in attendance, SPYA raised almost $600.  
Those who missed this round of paper shredding events will have another chance to secure their identities for free on October 19 in Sacramento. Check back at necal.bbb.org in August for more details. 
As a business-supported nonprofit organization, Better Business Bureau's mission is to promote a trustworthy marketplace. BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior, helps consumer identify reliable businesses through BBB Business Reviews, sets standards for truthful advertising, evaluates and provides reviews of charities, educates consumers, and offers dispute resolution services. More than 87 million consumers rely on BBB for Business Reviews, consumer tips and scam alerts. To learn more, please visit www.necal.bbb.org