BRISTOL – The City of Bristol Public Works Department and Bristol Public Library as holding a "Community Shred Day" Saturday in Centre Square to help residents protect themselves against identity fraud.
The Community Shred Day event will be offered Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck carrying the shredded paper is full. The truck will be parked directly across from City Hall on North Main Street, adjacent to the Farmer's Market.
Those who come to the Community Shred Day are encouraged to bring up to four boxes of household paper documents to be shredded free of charge.
Lindsey Rivers, public works analyst for the City of Bristol, said that the purpose of this event is to help community members protect their identities from fraud. The shredding service will be provided by FileShred of Glastonbury. Volunteers will be on-site to assist residents with unloading boxes from their vehicles.
“This is a great way for the community to get rid of household paperwork that may contain personal information," said Rivers. "All documents will be securely destroyed on site."
Deborah Prozzo, director of the Bristol Public Library, said that Bristol Public Library is glad to lend its support.
"The Bristol Public Library is happy to partner with the Department of Public Works once again to bring this event to the community," she said. "It’s important to provide this service to give Bristol residents an opportunity to protect themselves against identity theft."
Bristol residents coming to the Community Shred Day are asked to enter and exit from North Main Street for this event. Volunteers will be on hand to help with directing traffic so that the line moves along smoothly.
For more information, or questions, call the Bristol Public Works Department at 860-584-6103 or Bristol Public Library at 860-584-7787.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.