COLORADO, USA — Feeling buried by boxes of paperwork?

Pack up your unneeded receipts, bank statements and other documents and bring them to the 2019 Shred-a-thon on Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The 2019 Shred-a-thon is a partnership of 9NEWS, Shred-it, Inc., Iron Mountain, Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and metro area law enforcement. 

The Shred-a-thon is a yearly fundraiser for the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers program. For a donation to help fight crime in your community, you can have up to three legal-sized paper boxes or kitchen sized garbage bags of personal documents shredded on the spot.

There are seven total locations participating:

  • 9NEWS
    500 Speer Blvd.
    Denver

  • Iron Mountain
    3576 Moline St.
    Aurora

  • Aurora Municipal Courthouse
    14999 E. Alameda Dr.
    Aurora

  • Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
    13101 E. Broncos Pkwy.
    Centennial

  • Shred-it, Inc. Headquarters
    3925 Monaco Pkwy.
    Denver

  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
    200 Jefferson Co. Pkwy.
    Golden

  • Westminster Police Department
    9110 Yates Street
    Westminster

The trucks will start shredding paper at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the 9NEWS Studios on Speer and Logan in downtown Denver. The other locations will begin shredding at 7 a.m. The event runs until noon.

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Experts suggest the public shred old paperwork with personal information on it, including:

  • Canceled checks
  • ATM & credit card receipts
  • Old credit cards
  • Credit card offers
  • Bills
  • Old bank statements
  • Tax records & receipts (keep for 7 years)
  • Medical records & bills (keep for 1 year)
  • Pay stubs (keep for 1 year)

Do not shred: 

The most recent versions of social security statements, annual insurance policy statements, retirement plan statements. Everything else can be shredded.

Shred-it, Inc. volunteers will shred up to 3 legal-sized boxes or kitchen sized trash bags of sensitive documents in exchange for a voluntary donation to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Iron Mountain's Secure Shredding services help destroy paper records, plastics and media in a safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly way.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is an organization that supports local law enforcement agencies across the Front Range by offering cash rewards for tips that help solve crime in our communities. This is the biggest fundraiser for Crime Stoppers. The tipline for Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is 720-913-STOP (7867). All tipsters can remain anonymous.

RELATED: Recycle your old electronics at the 9NEWS E-Cycle on April 27

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