By James Heuvel
Rotary Club member 

Club plans for bigger, better shred day


Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club is planning to tear up even more stuff than it did last year in an upcoming free community shred day.

The club's first free community shred day last year had been scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, but community response was so great that by 11, the United Data Securities 10,000-pound capacity shred truck was filled to the point its massive steel doors were bulging.

Shredding was shut down after only two hours and Rotary Club members had to turn many away. Wes, from Spokane's United Data Security, said that he had never before seen that kind of response at a community shred event.

In light of September's overwhelming response, Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club, in cooperation with United Data Security, will host a Second “& Improved” Free Coulee Community Shred Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28m in the parking lot of Strate Funeral Home, 329 E. Grand Coulee Ave., Grand Coulee.

How can free be improved upon? This year United Data Security will provide not just one, but two of their trucks, which can each shred up to 10,000 pounds of material on site. And for those individuals or businesses with large amounts of records to destroy, United Data Security will have the ability to securely transport such material to their warehouse in Spokane for pulverization at no charge.

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The company will also accept non-ferrous metals (such as copper, brass, aluminum), car batteries and flattened cardboard, which they will weigh and pay top dollar for on site.

As identity theft crimes continue to increase, so the Rotary Club and UDS are once again providing this service to the area at no charge. All are invited to bring their old papers, files, records and computer cds for shredding, as well as their non ferrous metals and cardboard to be weighed and purchased.

Non-perishable foods and financial contributions will again be accepted and donated to the community food bank. Printed materials on the prevention of identity theft will be available.


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