Free shredding for your personal paperwork in Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y.(WIVB) – The City of Buffalo is offering residents the opportunity to shred their confidential documents at no charge. The event is Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The Community Shredding Event is being offered through Buffalo’s Neighborhood Crime Watch Training to help prevent identity theft. It applies to household and personal papers only and is limited to five boxes per vehicle.

Coordinators advise that they will shred documents with account or social security numbers, as well as bank or medical statements, tax documents and other related paperwork.

Officials tell residents not to bring junk mail, envelopes, magazines and other non-confidential papers. They say these should be recycled in recycling totes and not brought to the Convention Center.

For more information, you may contact Buffalo Recycling Coordinator Susan Attridge,

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