Metro police to host ‘Community Shred Day’

(WKRN Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville's first-ever Community Shred Day, designed to help prevent families and businesses from becoming victims of identity theft, will be held Saturday at LP field.

Residents are welcome to bring sensitive documents they no longer want or need to the stadium's main parking lot between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., where the paper will be destroyed on the spot by machinery provided by Shred-it, a company that specializes is on-site document destruction.

Up to 10 million people a year become victims of identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

The only cost is a $5 donation per box of papers that will go to fund the Crime Stoppers' reward fund.

Medicine that is outdated and/or no longer needed will also be accepted by the police department to be properly destroyed.

“If you have old medicines at home, bring those down as well and we'll make sure that we dispose of those in a safe way for you and your family,” said Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas

The American Board of Family Medicine estimates that 89% of consumers dispose of their medications improperly by putting them in the household trash or flushing them down a toilet.

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