MOUNT VERNON — The Board of Knox County Commissioners announces that Shred It Day for personal document shredding will be held this year on Saturday, April 16, in the parking lot on East Chestnut Street between the Knox County Courthouse and the Knox County Service Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.
Eric Sloan, of Sharp-Shred, Marion, will be on site to safely destroy all old medical records, financial statements, legal briefs, old files, credit reports, computer disks and VCR tapes. Donations will be requested to help defray costs.
The Board of Knox County Commissioners also announced that the one-day Recycling Round Up collection for appliances, computers and cell phones has been canceled for this year due to the impending sale of the Knox County Recycling Center.
All major appliances, with the exception of televisions and stereos, are accepted at the Knox County Recycling Center free of charge during regular working hours. Effective May 1, computers and everything that attaches to computers will no longer be accepted for recycling. Effective with that date, computers will only be accepted during special collection events. The first special collection event for computers will be held Sept. 10 at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Computers, along with tires and household hazardous waste, will be accepted at that one-day event.
Shred It Day, scheduled for April 16 for personal document shredding, will afford citizens the safe disposal of important records without the worry of identity theft or stolen information as all documents are shredded on site. There is plenty of parking available for citizens who wish to watch the information being shredded. Paper clips or staples need not be removed. The large shredder can also safely shred checkbooks and lightweight file folders. Citizens should limit their amount of documents to be shred to approximately five large boxes.
The new location for Shred It Day between the Knox County Courthouse and the Knox County Service Center was chosen because of its easy access. Traffic flow will be in a U-shape with participants entering from the western most drive on East Chestnut Street.
For more information about this event and recycling in general call Linda Montgomery in the Knox County Commissioners Office at 393-6704.
Published on March 25, 2011