Paper Shredding Events

The Town is very excited in our continued co-sponsoring with the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library in holding two document destruction events each year.  The events are held in April and November of every year.  

Shredding Sensitive Documents

Many people still dispose of important documents into the regular trash. This should not be done because there is sensitive information on some of those documents that could fall into the wrong hands and lead to identity theft. According to the U.S. Department of Justice many criminals obtain sensitive information printed or written on documents of citizens that are taken from everyday trash containers.

If you would like more information on how to prevent identity theft, click here to visit the U.S. Department of Justice’s website. There you can take the “Identity Theft Quiz” to see where you can improve your chances of not becoming a victim of identity theft. You can also read more on prevention and what to do in case you do become a victim of identity theft.

Things to Know

All documents are shredded on site and then brought to a recycling facility and recycled. Please be kind and remember to only bring the specified amount of boxes indicated per person during free shredding events. Please do not park in or around the shredding truck in the parking lot. Documents must not be left unattended and will not be processed unless you are there. No hardcover folders will be taken. Make sure large bundles of papers are loosened and remove clips, binding and other metal objects from all documents.

Document Shredding Event Information

Get the who, what and where regarding event information:
  • Who: Residents of Fountain Hills, Rio/Tonto Verde and the Fort McDowell Indian Community
  • What: Free Shredding Event Sponsored by the "Fountain Hills Library Association"
  • Where: Fountain Hills Library Parking Lot on the corner of El Lago and La Montana
  • When: November 19, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or until the truck is full, whichever comes first
Note: There is a 4 file box maximum per person and all participants must remain with their documents until they are placed in the shredding containers.

We will also be collecting residential Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) and Fluorescent Tube lights during the event.