By Michele Dotson
The Mint Hill Police Department and the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted a document shredding event in the parking lot of Fifth Third Bank on Saturday, April 12. This semi-annual service is provided free of charge as a way to encourage citizens to destroy documents containing personal information that could be used by criminals intent on committing identity theft.
CINTAS Document Management was on site with two trucks to immediately shred the documents. The shredded paper will later be recycled into secondary paper products such as paper towels and tissue.
By 10:15 am Saturday, over 6,000 pounds of paper had already been shredded, and the line for dropping off paper was steady and stretched around the building.
“This is really very convenient,” says Mint Hill resident Jennifer Starnes, who saves her documents and brings them each time there is a shred event.
Canine Officer Owens and his new canine partner Blitz were on hand to help with traffic. Owens and Blitz have just come off of three weeks of training and have begun making appearances around Mint Hill.
“We started on Monday,” says Owens. “We want to bring them out in public as much as we can to keep him social.”
The next shred event will most likely be sometime in October.
For more information, contact www.minthill.com or www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com.