Better Business Bureau plans free shredding event


CENTERVILLE – Better Business Bureau serving Dayton/Miami Valley will offer free shredding and identity theft tips at Secure Your ID Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27 (dependent on truck capacity) at Routsong Funeral Home, Inc., 81 N. Main St., Centerville.

This event is an opportunity to safely dispose of files – credit card statements, old checks, IRS tax returns, etc. Individuals can bring up to five boxes or bags of documents to be shredded free at the event. Those who have more than five boxes are welcome to go through the line again.

The first 350 cars in line are guaranteed shredding. Others will have materials shredded dependent on the trucks’ capacity. Once trucks meet capacity the event will end and cars may be directed to alternative shredding options.

Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are OK to be shredded. Electronics and batteries cannot be included in material to be shredded. Shredded documents will be recycled.

BBB staff will be on hand to provide identity theft advice and tips.

Event sponsors include Routsong Funeral Home, Inc.; Vectren, A Centerpoint Energy Company; AARP; Shred-It; WHIO-TV; AIM Media Midwest and WHIO-AM.

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org.

There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami Valley, which was founded in 1925 and serves Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and northern Warren counties in Ohio.