James City County Police are hosting an event to help community residents dispose of sensitive personal documents.
The Shred-a-Thon will be held at the Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse April 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to bring paper documents that contain personal information for disposal. Shredding such documents can prevent thieves from obtaining information that can be used for identify theft.
There will be no charge for the first bag or box of documents, and subsequent bags and boxes will cost $5 each. Cash and checks made out to James City County Treasurer will be accepted, while credit cards will not.
Up to 10 grocery bags or five document-sized boxes filled with personal documents will be accepted for disposal per person.
Participants will remain in their vehicles during the event, and are asked to leave their bags or boxes of documents in a part of the vehicles that can be easily accessed from the outside. Police officers from the department will be wearing masks and will remove the disposable documents from vehicles.
Items such as computer disks, laminated paper, binders and other non-paper materials will not be accepted. Additionally, telephone books, newspapers, magazines and hardcover books will not be shredded, and business shredding will not be accommodated.
The event is sponsored by Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory.