WHAT: Free shredding of personal documents, free e-waste collection & free compost giveaway
WHERE: City of Manteca solid waste office at 210 E. Wetmore just a block east of the traffic signals at South Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MORE INFO: Call 239-8469
The city is offering free shredding of personal documents as well as a free e-waste collection on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 210 E. Wetmore just a block east of the traffic signals at South Main Street.
Manteca Police will be on site for security. You are encouraged to bring personal documents to be shredded such as tax returns, medical records, credit card statements, mortgage papers and other similar paperwork. There also will be free compost donated by Grover Landscaping on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring your own shovels as well as buckets or other containers.
All documents will be shredded and then recycled. Shred-It trucks will be on hand. The event is open to Manteca residents only
The Manteca Police handle over 120 stolen identification cases a year. And one of the leading ways for crooks to steal your ID and cost you well over $1,500 — even if fraudulent charges are covered by credit card companies — is your garbage and your mailbox.
The Federal Trade Commission indicates there are 10 million victims of identity theft a year in the United States with a good number of the cases involving serious breaches that take the victim an average of 175 hours to clear up their credit with average losses not covered by financial institutions pegged at $1,500.
Manteca Police say the figure is accurate but there are also other costs not factored into the equation. Besides the need to obtain credit reports, they will invest around 175 hours during the workday to contact creditors by phone and mail. Rarely does such an undertaking not require time off from work which translates into lost wages.
You can also drop off your computers, TVs, microwave ovens VCRs, DVD players, stereos, computer equipment, radios, small household appliances and cell phones between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to have them recycled for free.
It is illegal to toss those items into your garbage.
For more information, call Manteca Solid Waste at 239-8469.