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Texas Health Resources, Shred-it Offer Free Service for Residents to Securely Dispose of Household Documents|
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources is joining with Shred-it to provide a free, environmentally-friendly document-shredding service to local communities in support of Earth Day. Texas Health hospitals in 12 North Texas communities will host the “shredding event” on Saturday, April 23, the day after Earth Day, to enable local residents to dispose of household documents in a secure manner and, at the same time, recycle 100 percent of the shredded paper.
“Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Enhancing the quality of our environment is an important part of improving health. This event is one example of the many 'green' programs we’re pursuing across our health system that are designed to lessen the impact our facilities have on the environment. By securely shredding documents, we can recycle thousands of tons of material each year that would otherwise go to landfills.”
According to security experts, shredding household documents that contain personal information is one of the steps people can take to prevent identify theft. Texas Health hospitals secure and dispose of millions of paper documents each month.
A bonded representative will set up and operate a mobile shredding unit in the hospitals’ parking lots from 9 a.m. to noon April 23. Local residents can bring up to five average-size file boxes of paper documents per household to be securely shredded and recycled. Metal clips and staples do not need to be removed, but cardboard and other heavy paper materials cannot be accepted.
Participating locations are:
For maps and directions, visit TexasHealth.org, click on “Locations,” and select the location you want. Then click on “Maps and Directions” for complete driving directions.
About Texas Health Resources
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.