Nowadays, things like bank and annuity statements, utility bills, cancelled checks, offers for pre-approved lines of credit, and other important correspondence shouldn't just be dumped into the trash can without a second thought.

As many as 9 million people in this country are victims of identity theft, so here's how to safely dispose of those important documents before someone of evil gets their dirty hands on them.

The Challenger Learning Center, a non-profit organization in Bangor that offers "a diversity of programs that educate students and teachers in order to inspire an active lifelong passion for space and Earth science", will be holding a fundraising "shredding event" this Saturday, September 12th, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon.  This event is open to anyone.

For a small donation towards their cause, Shredding On Site (operated by Records Management Center) will have a shred truck set up to destroy as many documents as you can bring.

The Challenger Learning Center at 30 Venture Way in Bangor provides easy access to and from the site and the folks there will help unload and then load your documents into the shred truck to be destroyed.

Due to the pandemic, they ask that you follow the signs and then remain in your vehicle for the entire process.

A minimum donation of $5 is suggested. Cash and checks accepted.  They ask that you bring personal documents only, in other words no business or advertising materials.  Staples can be left attached to the documents.

Further information is HERE.

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