The city of North Bend is hosting a free community shred event, 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 21, at City Hall, 211 Main Ave. N., in the parking lot at Second Avenue and Main Street.
Clear out your filing cabinets, closets, home offices and basements, and help the environment at the same time. Shredding sensitive documents can help reduce your risk of becoming an identity theft victim by keeping your personal information out of the hands of criminals.
This free event is open to all North Bend residents. Individuals may bring up to two file boxes or three grocery bags full of documents. Do not bring any stiff metal, plastic bags or CDs/DVDs for shredding, since these items may cause the shredder to jam.
Shred-It of Western Washington is providing the free service as part of the city's solid waste and recycling contract with Republic Services.
For detailed information on what to shred and resources to protect you from identity theft, visit the Washington Attorney General's website at http://www.atg.wa.gov/page.aspx?id=13148#.Ua44Hr7n_q4.