Hundreds of residents and business owners took part in the City’s fourth annual drive-thru document shredding event Saturday, which resulted in more than 14 tons of paper shred and cardboard recycled.
The event, hosted by Mission Viejo Police Services Crime Prevention Unit and the City, provided residents with a quick and easy solution to their shredding needs, while highlighting the importance of protecting their identity. Residents who took advantage of the drive-thru event were met by enthusiastic Sheriff’s Explorers and staff from Orange County Shredding who quickly unloaded their cars and processed their documents for immediate onsite shredding. Participants were happy with the quick and easy process.
More than 27,000 pounds (13.63 tons) of shredded documents and 2,909 pounds (1.05 tons) of cardboard were processed for recycling during the event, a “win-win” for residents and the environment alike.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America today. Shredding documents that contain sensitive information is an important step toward safeguarding personal information.
The City is grateful to Mission Viejo’s Senior Community Activity Team and the Sheriff’s Explorers from post 449 who volunteer to work the event and help with set-up, unloading, traffic control and clean-up. The City also appreciates Orange County Shredding and Waste Management’s professional services and support.