'Sensitive' shredding event set for May 19

April 23, 2012|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD |

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A free “sensitive” paper shredding event will be May 19 at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center near Martinsburg, Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority Board Chairman Clint Hogbin said Monday.

The first-ever shredding event for the Solid Waste Authority will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Hogbin said.

Paper that contains sensitive information such as Social Security and bank account numbers will be shredded in front of the people who bring their material for the event, according to Hogbin.

Up to five small or medium-size boxes of paper will be shredded at no charge, according to Hogbin. A $4 fee will be assessed for each additional box and a fee might be assessed for large boxes of paper, he said.

Records Management Solutions Inc. of Martinsburg will provide the shredding services through a $200 contract awarded Monday by the Solid Waste Authority board, Hogbin said.

“We’re thrilled to provide this service to residents,” he said Monday.

The event was prompted by feedback the Solid Waste Authority has received from participants in the county’s recycling programs, Hogbin said.

If the pilot project is successful, Hogbin said future shredding events might be held.

Individuals can contact the Solid Waste Authority at 304-267-9370 or by email at if they have any questions or comments about the event.

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