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NBC4 Shred-It Day Set For Sept. 29

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NBC4 (WCMH-TV) and Shred-it will partner for the ninth year to provide free document destruction to the public at NBC4 Shred-It Day.

The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Buckeye Parking Lots, located at the corner of Fred Taylor Drive and Ackerman Road on the Ohio State University campus.Fifth Third Bank is a sponsor of this event.

This is a drive-through only event; attendees will not get out of their cars. Visitors are encouraged to enter from Ackerman Road.  Vehicles will drive by Shred-it trucks, and event volunteers will remove boxes from cars to be loaded into Shred-it vehicles.  Documents will be shredded on-site or shredded the same day at the Shred-it facility. 

Event policies will be enforced. A maximum of five non-returnable boxes per vehicle will be accepted. Each box should be a size that a person of average strength can lift and carry in order for our volunteers to be able to do it. To prevent sensitive documents from spilling out and blowing away, boxes must have lids or be taped shut.  No bags please. This event is for private consumers only, no businesses. 

Event policies will be enforced:

A maximum of five non-returnable boxes are accepted. Each box should be a size that a person of average strength can lift and carry. If the consumer can't easily pick it up, event volunteers won't be able to do it either.

To prevent sensitive documents from spilling out and blowing away, bags or open boxes are not accepted.

The event was for private consumers only. No businesses, please.  


  • Financial and legal documents
  • Receipts
  • Tax & medical records
  • Floppy disks and CDs
  • VHS cassettes

Frequently Asked Questions about NBC4's Shred-It Day:

If it rains, will the event be canceled?
No, it’ll happen RAIN or SHINE.

Do I have to remove staples, paper clips, etc?
No, but you should take paperwork out of binders and notebooks. You can keep paperwork in boxes and shred that as well.

Do I need to sort out the paper?
No, Shred-It Mobile Paper Shredding and Recycling's bonded and professional employees are trained to quickly and accurately process and shred the material.

What can be shredded?
Financial and legal documents, receipts, tax and medical records, plus floppy disks, CDs and VHS cassettes can all be shredded.

Is there a limit?
Yes, no more than five standard-size boxes are accepted. No open boxes, paper or plastic bags are accepted.

Will my boxes be returned after my documents are shredded?
No, unfortunately all boxes are non-returnable.

Can my business bring paper to shred?
No, this is for consumers only.

What happens after the paper has been shredded?
The destroyed documents, in the form of confetti-sized pieces, are transferred to a recycling facility where they return to the marketplace in the form of items such as recycled household-paper products.

Can I pull directly up to the shredding trucks and/or watch my documents be shredded?
No, for the safety and security of attendees we ask that you drop off your items to be shredded. Volunteers will be on hand to help you unload with dollies and carts.

Is there a charge for this service?
No, NBC4 and Shred-It Mobile Shredding offer this as a FREE service to the community.

Monetary donations will be accepted for Nationwide Children's Hospital. To learn more about SHRED-IT, click here.

Since the first NBC4 Shred-it Day, 1,838 tons of personal documents have been shredded and recycled and $73,970 has been raised for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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