About BBB Shred Day
Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is part of an expansive network of local BBBs across North America that collaborates to produce this bi-annual shred day event. The program is a BBB-branded identity theft, fraud prevention and educational initiative that features on-site document destruction and distribution of identity protection tips and resources to local communities.
BBB Shred Day is an opportunity for local consumers and businesses to prevent identity theft and help the environment through free on-site document shredding, as well as paper, cell phone and computer recycling. BBB Shred Day is held in communities throughout BBB’s service area including Corpus Christi, Killeen, Midland/Odessa, Round Rock and San Antonio.
Call us at 512.445.2911 or check back to find out more about BBB Shred Day events in 2013!
Better Business Bureau invites consumers and businesses in the Central Texas area to participate in a free secure data destruction and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Dell’s Round Rock campus.
Global Environmental Services (GES) will be on hand to take and recycle your old computers, monitors, printers, circuit boards, fax machines, hard drives and laptops. We’ll also recycle your old cell phones. Cintas will also provide a limited number of shredding trucks for on-site document and paper shredding. Please no more than two boxes of sensitive documents per vehicle.
BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas & the Permian Basin offers free annual events focused on helping consumers protect their personal information and prevent identity theft. Last year, your local BBB helped safely process and destroy nearly 30,000 pounds of computer and electronics material, which would otherwise be left vulnerable to identity thieves.
Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States. A Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel Network report showed that there were 369,132 complaints filed in 2012 relating to identity theft, which is more than double the number of complaints filed a decade earlier.
While identity theft prevention is the primary focus, this free event also helps protect the environment; with no material ending up in our local landfills. For more details about this event visit our website at austin.bbb.org.
Where: Dell’s Round Rock Campus, Parking Lot of Building 8 (1 Dell Way)
When: Saturday, May 4 (9am – 12pm or until trucks fill up)
What to bring: Electronics (computers, hard drives, monitors, old fax machines, laptops, printers, circuit boards, even old cell phones)
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: KIII - TV Studios, 5002 S. Padre Island Drive
Document shredding, computer parts, electronics and cell phones
BBB Shred Day events in 2012 served over 4,845 cars in the communities throughout BBB’s service area. Consumers and businesses shred over 128 tons of paper, recycled 6,017 pounds of cardboard, recycled 29,761 pounds of computer parts and recycled 17 boxes of old cell phones.