Due to the closure of Interstate 24 near LP Field this weekend because of a Tennessee Department of Transportation bridge rehabilitation project, Saturday’s Community Shred Day will be held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
Shred Day Saturday will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave. Look for the large mobile shred trucks.
Shred Day is designed to help families and businesses from becoming the victims of identity theft, while, at the same time, helping ensure the viability of Nashville’s Crime Stoppers Program.
Middle Tennesseans are invited to bring all of their sensitive documents they no longer want or need, including any unwanted papers related to this year’s income tax season, to the fairgrounds where the paper will be destroyed on the spot by mobile high-speed cross shredders provided by Shred-it, a Securit Company.
The only cost is a suggested minimum $5 tax-deductible donation to Crime Stoppers per banker box of records.
All proceeds will go to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund, which is used to help solve serious felony crimes in the Nashville community.
Detectives from the Metro Nashville Police Department’s Fraud Unit will be on hand to pass out tips on identify theft prevention and to answer any questions from citizens.
Also included on the same site will be Crime Stoppers’ Pharma Trash Disposal. Metro police officers will collect prescription medications that are outdated and/or no longer needed and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.
Community Shred Days in 2010 and 2011 generated $22,740 in donations for Crime Stoppers’ reward fund.