AAA Texas: Guard Your Identity, Protect the Environment at AAA Texas Shred-A-Thon Events

Bring Post-Tax Season Documents, Junk Mail and Bills for On-Site Shredding

shredded paper for id theft or shredathon

(Irving, TX) – AAA Texas is hosting free Shred-a-Thons at three branch offices for AAA Texas members AND non-members.  Shredding unneeded documents protects you from identity theft, provides peace of mind, and saves the environment by recycling paper that would otherwise take up space in a landfill.
 
The Shred-A-Thon events are free and open to the public.  AAA Texas members and the general public may bring up to 5 banker boxes or 5 paper grocery bags full of junk mail and personal papers to the following three on-site shredding locations between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3:
 
Fort Worth AAA Texas Branch
*Location also offering Travel Agent Hiring Event (Visitors encouraged to bring resumes).
5431 S. Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76132                       
(817) 370-2503                                

Houston – Woodlands AAA Texas Branch
*Location also offering Travel Agent Hiring Event (Visitors encouraged to bring resumes).
27726 I-45 N.
Conroe, TX 77385
(713) 834-3200

Austin North AAA Texas Branch
13376 Hwy 183 N. Ste. 108
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 335-5222
 
Documents for shredding may include names, birth dates, and account numbers.

According to the Office of the Texas Attorney General, protecting your identity begins by limiting the number of places where your personal information can be found.
 
“We want to help Texans reduce their chances of becoming victims of identity theft by offering these free opportunities to shred sensitive documents before they end up in the wrong hands,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe.
 
Additionally, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every one ton of paper recycled saves enough energy to power the average American home for 6 months, conserves 7,000 gallons of water, and prevents filling 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
 
Plastic bags and binders, folders, laminated paper, or other non-paper materials should be removed prior to attending the Shred-a-Thon.  Shredded material will be recycled.
 
AAA Texas and certified Cintas professionals will assist with loading documents into 64 gallon bins, which will then be dumped into trucks made to shred large volumes of documents into pin-sized bits.  Banker boxes and paper bags will also be collected for recycling as well. (One visit to the Shred-a-Thon per person, please.)

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services.  Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  AAA Texas can be visited on the internet at www.AAA.com.