Paper shredding event to combat identity theft planned for April 21

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Staff reports

A free shredding event is planned for Saturday, April 21 in Pensacola. Individuals, not businesses, may bring up to 50 pounds of their personal sensitive information to be shredded at no cost. Additionally, resources on how to protect one’s identity will be provided.

Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. Participants are asked not to tie bags or tape boxes containing paper to be shredded.

Also, the event is not for businesses, and no corporate business/company documents will be accepted.

The event is being hosted by Gilmore Services, WEAR ABC 3/WFGX 35, Cat Country 98.7/NewsRadio 92.3 FM/1620 AM and BBB®.

Volunteers from UWF ROTC and Tate High School’s ROTC will be on hand to help as cars pull up to unload.

The shredding is free to the public and will run from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, located at 6655 Mobile Highway.

For more information, contact Tammy Ward, BBB communications director, at (850) 429-0026 or

For additional information on identity theft prevention visit