Mountain View residents once again will get a chance to safely dispose of old tax returns, bank statements and medical records during a free city shredding event this Saturday, March 14.
The Public Works Department, Mountain View Police Department and Shred-It Corporation are holding the annual event, allowing local residents to get rid of old papers -- and even CDs, videotapes or credit cards -- without the chance of identity theft. Paper can be loose or in binders, and may contain staples or paper clips.
All materials will be instantly shredded and recycled, according to a city press release, and assistance will be provided for the disabled and elderly. Residents are limited to two grocery bags or medium-sized boxes.
The event will be held rain or shine in the parking lot of St. Joseph Church, located at the corner of Castro and Church streets, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A raffle will be held, and city employees will discuss recycling and crime prevention.