If you're like my family, you probably have a lot of documents in your home that can be thrown away. My wife has been culling throgh files tossing old credit card statements, bank statements, things we no longer need. But, most of these are sensitive in that they have account numbers, social security numbers etc. on them. If we toss them in the trash, we run the risk of someone being able to obtain the numbers, and that's a great recipe for identity fraud.

That's why I was so excited to hear about the free shredding event on Saturday, August 13th at Ellsworth City Hall's Parking Lot from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event is sponsored by AARP.

If you have any sensitive paperwork that might include account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PIN numbers, signatures, Social Security numbers or driver's license numbers you can bring them. You don't have to remove staples or paperclips, but plastic, binder clips, or plastic binders will not be accepted.

Your documents will be shredded on-site.