Shred Day: Prevent ID Theft

Next Event: October 17, 2015 9:00 AM

Gather unneeded and outdated personal documents, old cellular phones and computer equipment for Better Business Bureau’s biannual BBB Secure Your ID Day! Take advantage of free document shredding and cell phone recycling at two locations in the Upstate.      

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate will host Shred Day, a national event created to promote awareness about identity theft and protection, in Anderson and Greenville. During the event, individuals and businesses will be provided with FREE commercial shredding services, and will also be able to recycle computers and cell phones. Additionally, BBB staff and representatives from partnering organizations will be available to answer questions about preventing identity theft and provide resources for victims.

View the suggested Records Retention Schedule to see how long to keep personal information before shredding.

BBB Secure Your ID Day: Be the First Line of Defense in Protecting Your Identity

Better Business Bureau of the Upstate
408 N. Church Street
Greenville, SC 29601
9 a.m. – noon


Bring up to 10 small banker boxes per vehicle to shred.

Goodwill® Industries will be on-site to recycle computer equipment. Accepted equipment includes: Computer monitors, printers and hard drives in any condition. Computer hard drives will be wiped by Goodwill according to the standards developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Anderson Mall
3131 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
9 a.m. – noon 


Bring up to 5 small banker boxes per vehicle to shred.

At both locations, BBB will also collect used wireless phones, batteries and accessories for HopeLine®, a domestic violence prevention and awareness program sponsored by Verizon Wireless. All phones donated to HopeLine will be scrubbed of data and then refurbished to support domestic violence victims and survivors.

For more information, about Shred Day, contact the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate at (864) 242-5052.