Rhode Island Resource Recovery (Resource Recovery) will once again hold a series of free shredding events to provide residents with more opportunities to properly recycle intact sensitive documents. R.I. residents who want to recycle their sensitive documents can bring them to Shred RI at the Plainfield Pike Flea Market Parking Lot in Johnston on the following days:
May 12, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM
July 7, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM
September 15, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM
November 3, 2018, 8 AM-12 PM
Only personal documents generated in R.I. homes will be accepted; no documents from businesses, even home-based businesses, will be accepted. Tax returns, credit card statements, paycheck stubs, bank statements, cancelled checks, and medical records are all examples of sensitive, confidential documents. A sensitive or confidential document is one that contains a unique, identifying number that can be traced directly to a specific person, and which cannot be found readily through public searches.
The limit will be two containers full, similar in size to the old 22-gallon blue or 16-gallon green household recycling bins. Papers that are not sensitive or confidential in nature will not be shredded at this event. Please remove large metal binder clips, rubber bands, and plastic bags prior to attending the event. All documents should be dry; wet documents will be disposed without being shredded.
Note: This one-day event is NOT located at Resource Recovery! Residents looking to participate most go to Shred RI located at the Plainfield Flea Pike Market Parking Lot.