GAFFNEY — It is the time of year for spring-cleaning and there is no better, or safer, place to start than those unnecessary and unwanted documents that clutter drawers and put your privacy in peril.
That is why Broad River Electric is hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, March 18 at our office at 811 Hamrick Street in Gaffney. This free to the public service will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. In addition to the shredding of personal documents, area residents can also safely dispose of their outdated prescription drugs and medicines.
Identity thieves thrive on tax returns, bank statements, pay stubs, and anything else that has personal information. Just tossing those documents in the trash puts you at risk, making document shredding a necessity.
Broad River Electric has collaborated with the same company that provides its shredding service to offer crosscut shredding that turns sensitive paperwork into confetti-sized pieces.
Proper prescription drug disposal is just as important. Unused medicines in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Just flushing unused medicine down the toilet or throwing it away are potential safety and health hazards.
Representatives from the Cherokee County Drug and Alcohol Commission and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will be at the event to assure proper disposal.
This story courtesy of Broad River Electrict Cooperative.