SIC Hosts Shred Event, Brings in Over 1K Pounds of Paper

July 28, 2015

Southeastern Illinois College hosted its first free campus and community-wide shred event on July 22, which brought in 1,064 pounds of unwanted paper. Piranha Mobile Shredding, in Evansville, providing this service.

“Free community shred events are great because it gives people the opportunity to get rid of personal documents or sensitive material that they may not know what to do with,” said Joe Beck, Piranha Mobile Shredding sales manager. “It helps to get rid of the threat of identity theft.”

Beck explained that Piranha has been in business for 25 years, and pulverizes about 130,000 pounds of paper per week and then recycles the remains. Piranha is a full service company that offers on-site and off-site document destruction.

Sponsored by the college’s Information Technology office, the event allowed the community to bring in 100 pounds of paper per person or business. The paper was collected and later securely processed by Piranha.

“Identity theft is a growing problem, and we are pleased to provide an opportunity for area residents to safely discard personal or private documents,” said event coordinator Greg McCulloch.