BRADENTON, Fla. — Weather permitting, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is sponsoring a complimentary shredding day for Manatee County residents at the west side of Palmetto’s Manatee County Fairgrounds in the VIP parking lot on Saturday, May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m.
Individuals (not businesses) will have the opportunity to guard against identity theft and spring clean their personal and confidential documents through ShredQuick, a professional shredding company that provides services to the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
There is no cost for this service. The limit for each family is two standard-sized bankers’ boxes, which are 12 inches by 10 inches by 15 inches in size. No drop-offs will be accepted, and all participants must remain in line with their documents until their documents are placed into a shredding bin to be shredded.
“We are pleased to offer this service to the community for the second year,” said Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. “It is an efficient and effective way for the Manatee County residents to dispose of confidential documents.”
Acceptable items for disposal include any color or type of paper and documents, such as financial statements, social security records, bank records, pay stubs, checks, tax returns, utility bills, credit card statements, medical information, legal documents, plastic credit and ID cards and other personal documents that contain sensitive personal information. Paper clips, staples, rubber bands, labels and file tabs do not need to be removed.
Items that cannot be shredded at this event include binders, CDs, thumb drives, hard drives, plastics, magnetic or optical media, floppy discs, carbon paper, cardboard, plastic sheet protectors and X-rays. Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will also not be accepted.
ShredQuick has been awarded the highest security rating, AAA Certified, by the National Association for Information Destruction for the ultimate level of security.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.