Free Personal Document Shredding Event and more this Saturday

Deschutes County SheriffThis Saturday the 16th the Deschutes County Sheriff is holding a free shredding, food drive, and prescription drug disposal event at their main office on Highway 20 on the north end of town. It will run from 10am to 1pm, and they will accept up to 4 medium boxes for personal shredding (which means no corporate or government secrets, one assumes). From the press release:


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and SecureShred are collaborating on March 16th to provide residents the opportunity to safely destroy up to 4 medium boxes of personal documents and learn identity theft prevention tips.

The event is intended for private residential document shredding and is not for business or company disposal. At the event, the Sheriff’s Office will also have information on how to avoid becoming an identity theft victim and what to do if you believe your identity has already been stolen.

No advance document sorting is necessary as shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with paper clips or staples attached. File folders and binders may also be shredded.

Donate a Non-Perishable Food

The Sheriff’s Office is asking event participants to consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food to benefit a local food bank.

Drug Disposal Program

At the event, the Sheriff’s Office will also have a deputy available to collect outdated or unwanted prescription medication. No needles or over-the-counter drugs will be accepted.

The drug disposal program is designed to keep unwanted or unused medications away from abusers, children and animals. The program is also intended to reduce negative environmental impact to the water, soil and landfill’s by using proper disposal practices.

“We want to make Deschutes County citizens aware of the risks of improper document and drug disposal while helping local families at need in the community,” said Sheriff Larry Blanton.