Business & Real Estate

Two paper-shredding events in Sacramento

Two free document-shredding events are coming up on successive Saturdays in Sacramento.

On Oct. 11, the Northeast California Better Business Bureau office is partnering with Mel Rapton Honda and American Mobile Shredding to shred documents from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Honda dealership, 3630 Fulton Ave.

There is no charge to shred three standard letter storage boxes holding no more than two cubic feet of paper. Organizers are requesting a $3 donation for each additional box. Donations will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. Attendees can shred a maximum of six boxes. For details, call (916) 443-6843.

On Oct. 18, Golden 1 Credit Union will host a free shred event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters, 8945 Cal Center Drive, near the intersection of Watt Avenue and Folsom Boulevard.

The event, handled by shredding services company Iron Mountain, is open to anyone. Attendees can drop off up to five bankers-size boxes of documents. All shredded materials will be recycled.

The BBB says shredding events let consumers safely dispose of documents containing Social Security numbers, bank account details and other financial information that could lead to identity theft.