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Shelby Police Help Citizens Avoid ID Theft with Shred Day

The Shelby Township Police Department will hold its annual Community Shred Day on Oct. 20 at the Township Hall parking lot.

Shred sensitive documents on Oct. 20 while saving a few hundred trees at the Shelby Township Shred Day.

The yearly event is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby Township Municipal parking lot located at 52700 Van Dyke.

The Shelby Township police host the event to teach residents about identity theft, and how to avoid being a victim by not having documents containing personal information in circulation.

Residents are asked to bring a maximum of two boxes of documents that need to be professionally shredded. The township has shredded more than 20,000 pounds of paper during past events.

All the shredded paper will then be recycled. Shelby Township Sgt. Ken Cazabon has said past shred events have saved 170 trees; 26 pounds of fuel oil; 70,000 gallons of water; 41,000 kilowatt hours of electricity; and 35 cubic years of landfill space.

The Shelby Township Community Foundation and Absolute Shred of Auburn Hills pair up with the police department to host shred day. 

For more information, call the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121.

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