The Go Green Sustainability Division consistently receives calls and emails asking where to effectively shred sensitive documents. We’ve noticed more options available in the community, especially around income tax season. Big box office supply stores sometimes have promotions for a limited amount of free or discounted shredding.
There are other options available year round. Some businesses such as banks, credit unions and office supply stores may offer this as a free or discounted service throughout the year to customers.
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce offers shredding for members and non-members for a fee. Most postal service outlets, (like PostNet and UPS Stores) offer confidential document shredding for a fee. Sometimes there are Groupon offers for this service. In addition, Thousand Oaks High School sponsors document shredding fundraisers throughout the year.
When our staff hears about a local document shredding event, we put the word out on Facebook and Twitter and our Calendar of Events.
Good News! There are two FREE events coming up soon where you can shred your personal documents.
The first is Saturday, February 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event is part of a larger recycling drive sponsored by the Lost Hills Sheriff and the City of Calabasas called “Safe and Secure Community Collection Event”. Not only can you shred up to 5 boxes of documents for free, but you can bring many other items for safe disposal, including old and expired medications and electronics. Click this link to find out more about the event and to read about what is and is not accepted. Residents from all cities are welcome to attend.
The second event is a FREE Community Document Shredding Event on March 4th from 10:30am to 1:30pm in Westlake Village. (Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks – Griffin Memorial Park at 5600 Lindero Cyn Rd.) Residents will be able to shred up to 4 boxes of paper of any kind; staples and paper clips are OK. Binders, CDs, DVDs or other media not accepted. For more information, call (818) 889-0902.
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