More than 1,000 show up for Operation Shredding to unload papers and electronics

Operation Shredding destorys old data
Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 16:18:34-04

More than 80,000 pounds of paper and hundreds of electronic devices loaded with personal information were all destroyed at our 8th annual Operation Shredding event at Citrus Park Town Center.

Relief: that’s what most felt after unloading personal papers loaded with social security numbers and their most private information.

Some said they’d been holding onto trash containing their sensitive information for a decade.

For the first time operation shred offered to destroy electronic devices. Quicksilver Recycling Services destroyed dozens of hard drives on site.

Proshred delivered 6 trucks to the event each capable of shredding 10 thousand pounds of paper. Many people brought 100 to 150 pounds of paper to be pulverized savings of 100 to 150 dollars per person.

Operation shredding provided drive thru service courtesy of ABC Action News staff who volunteered to spend their Saturday morning unloading hundreds of vehicles.