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North Hempstead Introduces Free Document Shredding at STOP Program


For Immediate Release                                                                              Media Contacts: Collin Nash, Sid Nathan, and Jason Elan
May 26, 2011                                                                                                                                                                      (516) 869-7794

North Hempstead Introduces Free Document Shredding at STOP Program

Port Washington, NY Adding another facet to North Hempstead’s broad array of programs and initiatives intended to protect the environment and promote environmental awareness, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announced the availability to Town residents the opportunity to securely destroy and dispose of personal documents.

Beginning June 11 during the Town’s STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) event, residents can safely shred and dispose of personal documents, thereby minimizing the opportunity for identity theft, while at the same time making an invaluable contribution to the protection of the environment.

The STOP event, held four times yearly at the Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), at 802 West Shore Rd., Port Washington, takes place from 9:30 am.—3:00 pm.

“Protecting your information is serious business and the improper disposal of documents can lead to disaster,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman reminded residents. “This program is a win-win proposition - it protects your personal identity while greening the environment.”

Residents are invited to dispose of any paper documents, CD’s, DVD’s, discs, X-rays, coupons, pill bottles and credit cards free of charge.

Documents will be shredded, placed into containers and sent directly to pulping mills across the country.

Every 200 pounds of paper the Town recycles equates to one tree saved.

For more information, please call 311.


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