In appreciation of National Co-op Month (October), Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative has teamed up with Fayette Electric Cooperative to host
Co-op Customer Shred Day
Friday, October 26, 2018
Times & Locations:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fayette Electric Cooperative
357 N. Washington Street, La Grange, TX 78945
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative
4915 S. US Hwy. 77, La Grange, TX 78945
FREE document shredding – up to 3 boxes per vehicle.
For additional boxes over the three (3) limit, we will accept donations in support of the following non-profit, charitable organizations:
Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter & Deputy Santa Program
It’s easy! Simply drive up, unload your documents and watch your paper shred to pieces!
What type of paper documents can I shred?
Bond paper; computer paper; adding machine tape; envelope (with or without windows); files and file folders; copying paper; accounting ledgers; letterhead, fax, NCR or coated paper; self-adhesive notes
(Paper clips, rubber bands, staples, tape, adhesive labels, fasteners and plastic tabs DO NOT have to be removed.)
What is NOT allowed?
Newspapers; telephone books; paper towels and napkins; cellophane wrappers; hardcover books; food of any kind; styrofoam cups and plates; lunch bags; aluminum cans or foil; trash (bottles, glass, cans, inks, dyes, paints); metals (3-ring binders, lever-arch binders, hanging folders, large bulldog clips, license plates); plastics (plastic bags and packing materials, computer discs, CDs, DVDs, backup tapes, video tapes, transparencies, ID badges, driver’s licenses, microfiche, microfilm, x-rays); HAZMAT (biochemical waste, sharps, toxic substances, flammables, explosives); hardware (computer, printer and photocopier parts)
Boxes may be no larger than 26.7”L x 15.7”W x 14”H (equivalent to a 21-gallon tote). No boxes or containers of any kind may be left behind. All persons participating in shredding services are required to remain with their items. No dropping off of items is allowed. Electronics, ink cartridges and cardboard will not be accepted.
Protect yourself against fraud and identity theft by joining us for FREE Shred Day!
What Should I Shred?
Anything that contains sensitive information (name, address, social security numbers, account numbers, etc.) that you no longer need, and that you want to keep out of the hands of thieves or “dumpster divers.” These documents could include old utility invoices, bank statements, medical records, credit card offers and old tax documents (older than 7 years), just to name a few.
Why Should I Shred?
According to the Federal Trade Commission, about 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year and “dumpster diving” or rifling through your trash cans for personal information, is a common tactic used by identity thieves.
The Attorney General’s Office suggests shredding credit card receipts, ATM receipts, pre-approved credit card or loan offers that you are not interested in, personal financial information such as monthly statements, and much more.