Del Mar residents and businesses support Earth Month at shred event

Every year millions of people become victims of identity theft. Experts say one way of the best ways to protect yourself is to shred sensitive documents.

That’s what Del Mar residents did on April 1 at a free event held at Del Mar City Hall where 3,240 lbs of personal documents were collected, shredded and recycled. The event was sponsored by Coast Waste Management and The City of Del Mar to celebrate the beginning of Earth Month.

“I appreciate Waste Management providing this service to the Del Mar community,” said Terry Sinnott, Del Mar city councilmember. It was a convenient way to do a little spring cleaning and to see your papers were destroyed in a secure manner.”

After documents were emptied into the shredding truck, participants had the opportunity to watch as their materials were shredded on a television monitor visible from the side of the truck.

“We are continually looking for ways to support Del Mar’s green goals,” said Lori Somers, community and municipal relations representative for Coast Waste Management. “Offering community shredding events to our municipalities in San Diego County is a new service we have started and we were pleased to be able to bring this program to Del Mar.”

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