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Posted on: April 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Smithtown Shreds 8.36 Tons of Paper

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Over Eight Tons of Personal Documents Successfully Shredded

On Saturday, April 9th, over 415 residents delivered more than 8.36 tons of paper documents at the Town of Smithtown Municipal Services Facility during the first shredding event of 2022. The bi-annual event is hosted free of charge for residents, courtesy of the Smithtown Department of Environment and Waterways, Municipal Services Facility, and the Department of Public Safety.


“A steady stream of residents flowed into MSF throughout the day, with very little wait time. All were pleased with the pace and service, as our teams shredded more than eight tons of sensitive documents. This valuable service to our community comes as we embrace the start of Spring, doing a little organizing and cleanup around the home and office. Rather than tossing old documents at the curb, residents can protect themselves against identity theft while safely disposing of unwanted documents in an environmentally friendly manner. My thanks to DEW, MSF and Public Safety who do an incredible job at seamlessly orchestrating these successful shred events every year.” -  Supervisor Ed Wehrheim 


Over the course of Saturday, a total of 415 vehicles pulled into Smithtown’s Municipal Services Facility to safely and securely dispose of 8.36 tons of sensitive documents. The record attendance and weight for this event was held in September of 2020, with 440 households and more than 16 tons of sensitive documents safely shredded. Due to the peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic in April of 2020, the Town only hosted one shredding event that year. 


A steady stream of residents arrived at Smithtown’s Municipal Services Facility throughout the day to dispose of personal documents, which were then safely destroyed by the Data Shredding Service, Inc. “Shreddersaurus.”


The Department of Environment and Waterways and Municipal Services Facility provided additional support staff to assist with moving vehicles along. A second industrial shredder truck was also incorporated into this year's event to ensure fast and efficient service for residents. All of the paper material was safely shredded by Data Shredding Service, Inc. using the “Shreddersaurus.” 


The April Shred Event was hosted at the Municipal Services Facility located at 85 Old Northport Road in Kings Park from 9:00AM through 3:00PM. Data Shredding Service, Inc. is a full-service confidential shredding service located on Corporate Drive in Hauppauge. The next paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at Municipal Services Facility. For updates on upcoming free events hosted by the Town of Smithtown, download the Mobile App, which is available for free on Google Play and the App Store.

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