City of Concord California

News Release

April 12, 2018

Free paper shredding event in Concord

The City of Concord and Ripcord Digital invite residents to a free paper shredding event. "Secure Your ID Day," sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Concord Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive.

Bring up to five boxes of documents to be shredded on-site. Documents should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. This is a green event, and all paper will be recycled. Ripcord Digital, a BBB Accredited Business, will be present to shred documents. Their shredding truck is equipped with a camera so participants can watch the process.

Residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the event and take a key step in identity theft protection by shredding their sensitive paper documents such as receipts, credit offers, credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements, expired charge cards, and similar items that are no longer needed.

BBB staff will also be on-site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft protection. Not sure what to bring?Click here to read BBB's guide to how long residents should keep personal documents. A flyer for the event can be found here.

BBB helped more than 300 people shred documents at last year's shredding events in South San Francisco and Concord.

BBB Event Details

Who: BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California, the City of Concord, and Ripcord Digital
What: Free on-the-spot document shredding, tips and resources for protecting your identity
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 AM to 2 PM (or until truck fills up)
Where: Concord City Hall parking lot, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519 (rain or shine)

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