BRADENTON, Fla. – The office of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is hosting its Fall Community Shred Day Event and invites residents to dispose of personal documents, securely recycle electronics, and destroy old hard drives on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70 E.
“As custodians of court and public records, the protection of sensitive information is a top priority of our office,” said Angel Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk & Comptroller. “This is why our office offers residents a way to securely dispose of documents and devices that may contain sensitive information to protect themselves from identity theft.”
There is no cost for these services.
ShredQuick, a professional shredding company that is AAA Certified by the National Association for Information Destruction, will provide shredding, recycling, and hard drive destruction services for this event.
What Items Are Accepted
- Documents of any color or type of paper
- Plastic credit cards and IDs
- Computer monitors
- Computer towers/desktops
- Cell phones
- Hard drives
What Items Are Not Accepted
- Junk mail
Paper clips, staples, rubber bands, labels, and file tabs do not need to be removed. However, we ask you not to bring more than two standard-sized bankers’ boxes, 12 inches by 10 inches by 15 inches in size of documents to be shredded.
No drop-offs are accepted. All participants must remain in their vehicle with their documents and electronics until a staff member or volunteer securely places their items into a bin to be shredded or recycled.
ShredQuick will destroy hard drives on site.
For more information, contact Jennifer Linzy by email at Jennifer.Linzy@manateeclerk.com or by phone at (941) 741-4007.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit our website and sign up for our electronic newsletter.