The event is open to the public and business community. BBB accepts up to three kitchen-size bags or file boxes of documents for secure, on-site destruction. The service is provided free of charge. However, the event is BBB Educational Foundation's
, largest annual fundraiser and donations are appreciated.
In addition to having more mobile shredding trucks this year, the White Marsh event will debut at IKEA located at 8352 Honeygo Blvd. From Honeygo Blvd. attendees should follow signs to the event entrance by turning onto the Mall Road, toward the Park and Ride, opposite Mercantile Road. To accommodate the growing demand, Timonium attendees should enter the Fairgrounds via the North Gate and follow signs to the event.
"BBB has been helping the community fight this battle for 10 years. We're determined to help our neighbors reduce their risk of identity theft," said Angie Barnett, BBB serving Greater Maryland's, President & CEO. "Last year, our Shred Day removed 76,450 lbs of information from the crime pipeline." She added, "It's empowering to reduce your exposure. Join us on April 29."
Compliant, environmentally friendly, on-site destruction at BBB Shred Day is provided by Iron Mountain. The company is AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction and 100 percent of the paper collected is recycled.
Shred Day is an all-outdoor event and takes place rain or shine. Attendees receive identity theft prevention tips and sponsor giveaways. Drivers and passengers are invited to watch the destruction of their documents, but are encouraged to stay in their vehicles, while BBB staff and volunteers assist.