9,000 Pounds Of Old Documents Shredded During 'Letter Rip!'

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

The intensity of the Pueblo sun was no match for the giant shredding machine outside the Sam’s Club Friday, which drew a number of people willing to beat the heat to rid themselves of old documents.

The shredding machine made a loud whine as it cross-shredded old bank statements, tax returns, and countless receipts.

Shredding old documents is an important way to protect yourself from identity theft.

"Very important. It's a lot of old bills and important documents that have important information,” said one Pueblo resident.

"Another real positive of this event is that small donations are collected from these folks. All the money that's collected is going to posada and srda, supporting the seniors’ meals on wheels program. So the good news... They're going to get a big chunk of change and it stays right here in Pueblo,” said Howard Absetz from Mobile Record Shredders.

In all, 9,000 pounds of documents were shredded Friday.

Friday’s event was sponsored by KKTV’s partners, Mobile Record Shredders and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. We’ll sponsor another Letter Rip event in Colorado Springs next May.


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  • by Brenda Location: Pueblo on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    @ F. This was the first shred we had in Pueblo on a Friday. For the past 4 years, 3 times a year, they have been on Saturdays with very little consumer participation.
  • by jay on Aug 14, 2011 at 10:14 PM
    @F. Makes sence.. I think the majority of the shredded documents were unemployment records, pawn shop reciepts and oh yea, the portion of obamacare that affects DOD employees.
  • by Bill Location: CS on Aug 12, 2011 at 05:15 PM
    Hey F-They did this year in CS-on May 7-had to wait in line in our car, the place was packed with people. Oh it was advertised on TV and i the Gazette.
  • by F Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    When will they have these events when working people can participate?
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