Tampa, FL (September 20, 2019) To promote personal financial safety, Tampa Bay Federal is hosting a Community Shred Day with electronics recycling on Saturday, October 19, 2019. A mobile shredding truck from Shred 360 will be on-site at Tampa Bay Federal Seffner Service Center located at 11210 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Seffner, FL 33584 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. In addition to free shredding, Tampa Bay Federal has partnered with Stream Recycle to add safe recycling of electronics to this event.
“Personal information contained in old documents can be a gold mine for identity thieves,” according to Michelle Delgado, BSA Fraud Analyst at Tampa Bay Federal. “Securely disposing of sensitive documents can significantly decrease your risk of identity theft and exposure to fraud.”
Since identity theft has been at an all time high, this community event helps highlight the importance of taking preventative measures to protect your identity. As a credit union, Tampa Bay Federal encourages our members and the community to be conscious of how they dispose of unwanted documents or electronics that could potentially put their identity at risk.
Anything that contains personal info should be shredded such as (but not limited to):
Social Security Numbers
Full Contact Info/Addresses/Junk Mail
Old Tax Returns
Old Medical/Dental Records
Employment Info/Paychecks Stubs
Old Loan Information
Banking & Investment Info/Statements
Credit Card Receipts/Statements/Reports
You do not need to worry about removing staples, paper clips, or even the file folders with the metal strip through them. However, please make sure that there are no plastics, CDs, DVDs, x-rays, hard drives, 3 ring binders, binder clips, or anything else mixed in (paper ONLY).
Electronic recycling is available courtesy of Stream Recycling. Recycling old or un-used electronics, we can prevent lead, mercury and other toxic materials from ending up in local landfills and harming the environment. Acceptable electronic for recycling such as:
UPS Battery Backups
Small Household Appliances
House & Office Phones
Battery Operated Hand Tools
Cables & Cords
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Games Consoles (Xbox, PlayStation…)
The drop-off event is open to the public. You can bring your documents in bags, boxes, or any other type of container. You are welcome to witness the entire shredding process on a monitor at the side of the truck.