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Hillsborough County Shred Fest set for Saturday

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Posted at 5:25 AM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 08:15:28-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County is hosting Shred Fest 2022 this Saturday, March 5, from 9-11 a.m.

The free drive-thru event gives residents the chance to safely dispose of old documents and electronic devices that contain personal information.

It will take place at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Tampa, FL 33619.

Document shredding is limited to three copy-paper-size boxes or three kitchen-sized trash bag containers per vehicle. White or clear bags are preferred.

Examples of items that can be safely shredded at Shred Fest 2022 include:

  • Old bank documents
  • Obsolete bills and receipts
  • Old medical records containing personal information
  • Expired home and car insurance policies
  • Junk mail such as credit card offers with personal information
  • Old travel documents, including boarding passes
  • Sticky or other notes containing passwords
  • CDs and DVDs (no 3-ring binders)

Electronic devices that can be securely disposed of at Shred Fest 2022 include:

  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Cellphones
  • Circuit boards
  • Game consoles
  • Hard drives
  • Printers
  • Tablets

No commercial shredding will be permitted at the event.

The event also offers free consumer education and protection services on site as it kicks off National Consumer Protection Week, which runs March 6 through March 12.