Disposal of documents, electronics offered

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Disposing of personal documents can be a challenge as the owners want to keep private information private.

That’s why the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District is offering a safe way to get rid of those papers in its E-Waste and Secured Document Shred Day.

The event will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ironton Hills shopping center and will use the Shred Devil truck from Wheelersburg.

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“They can watch their documents be shredded into confetti-sized pieces for their peace of mind,” Stephanie Helms of the solid waste management district, said.

Last year there were more than 7,000 pounds of paper shredded during the event.

Also during that day county residents can dispose of any electronic office equipment including computers, fax machines, printers, cell phones and photo and document scanners. Only office equipment will be accepted. Items such as televisions and police scanners will not.

“This allows the residents a way to dispose of these items in the proper manner,” Helms said.

Only Lawrence County residents can participate in the one-day event and must show proof of residency such as a driver’s license or a piece of mail with their name and address on it.