Mark Your Calendars BBB® & AARP® Secure Your ID Shred Day

Better Business Bureau of the Upstate & AARP® South Carolina are partnering together to host Shred Day, a national event created to promote identity theft and fraud awareness.

On Friday, April 20, the Simpsonville shred event will be held at Simpsonville City Park, 100 Park Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681. On Saturday, April 21, the Greenville shred event will be held at the BBB office, 408 N. Church St., Greenville SC 29601 and Anderson Mall, 3131 North Main Street, Anderson SC 29621. Shred events will take place at each location from 9am until noon.

Individuals and small businesses can take advantage of FREE on-site document shredding, electronic recycling, and take home practical tips to prevent identity theft online and off.

Goodwill® Industries will be on site at each location to recycle computer equipment such as monitors, printers and hard drives; all of which will be wiped by Goodwill® according to Department of Defense Standards.

The maximum number of boxes per consumer or business is five. The size limit is a banker box or smaller and 13-gallon bags or smaller. The complimentary shred event is first come, first serve. There is a possibility the trucks may fill up before noon, so coming early is advised. Due to safety concerns and to ensure that we are able to serve as many vehicles as possible, we are unable to accept people on foot this year or allow people to get out of their vehicle to watch their paper shredded.

For more information about BBB & AARP Shred Day, contact the BBB at (864)242-5052 or visit http://go.bbb.org/2tthHjz.

About BBB:
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation. BBB Serving the Upstate of South Carolina was founded in 1982 and serves 10 counties, including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit bbb.org/upstatesc

About AARP:
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.