Shred Day Gives Parma Residents Safe Way To Dispose Confidential Documents
The City of Parma Shred Day & Food Drive event is 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 21, rear parking lot of Parma Senior High School, 6285 West 54th St. Drivers should enter from Longwood Avenue. “To have confidential documents safely shredded, a resident must show proof of residency with a driver’s license, gas bill or electric bill. There are no limits on the amount of documents shredded,” Mayor Tim DeGeeter said.
Although the service is free, participants are asked to make nonperishable food or monetary donations to All Faiths Pantry. Nonperishable canned and boxed food items or paper products such as paper towels, napkins, toilet paper and facial tissues are needed. Monetary donations are also an option and can be easily made at allfaithspantry.org. All Faiths Pantry delivers nutritious groceries to senior citizens and people with limited mobility once a month at no cost to the recipients.
Residents are not required to stick around while documents are being shredded, but they must secure their documents in tied bags or covered boxes. Documents can’t be bound with rubber bands, paper clips or binder clips, and no plastic folders, sleeves or binders are allowed. These materials can jam the shredder. The event does not include Parma businesses. This service is only for residents.
No registration is required, and the event will take place rain or shine. A grant from Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is covering the costs.
Carolyn Johns Kovach
Director of Communications, City of Parma, Mayor's Office