Spring Hill’s DeBerry Insurance Agency is set to host its 5th Annual Free Shred Day, offering the secure disposal and recycling of sensitive documents.
Scheduled for Saturday, April 17, the event will be held at DeBerry Insurance Agency, 5232 Main St. in Spring Hill, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a recycling truck on site to collect paper.
This year’s drive marks a return of the event, following the cancellation of 2020’s drive due to COVID-19.
The firm’s owners, Eric and ChDeBerry, said they are thankful to be able to resume the highly anticipated service for the community.
“We get calls throughout the year asking about Shred Day,” said Chris DeBerry. “We definitely had a few disappointed callers when we cancelled the event last year. Those reactions and the tremendous attendance we have each year really reinforce how appreciated this service is. We are thankful to be able to provide this for the community.”
To date, DeBerry Insurance Agency has collected nearly 10 tons of paper for recycling through the free Shred Day event, saving an estimated 100 trees from being used to make paper.
The agency partners with Shred-It, a company that specializes in document destruction, to provide a secure and convenient way for participants to properly discard identifying information. All papers are shredded on site.
“The security offered through our event is of utmost importance to us,” said Eric DeBerry. “Identity theft is a growing problem for individuals and businesses. Properly discarding identifying papers is a critical step in helping to prevent identity theft.”
The agency’s Free Shred Day is being held to coincide with the end of tax season as many local residents organize their records for the year.
Although this year’s tax deadline has been extended, the event is still being held following the traditional deadline.
Any unneeded papers can be conveniently and securely discarded at the event. All paper is accepted for shredding and the shredded paper is recycled. No preregistration is needed to participate. Anyone with documents or papers to shred is welcome to come by during the event to drop them off.
During the Free Shred Day event, DeBerry Insurance Agency will also be collecting food donations for The Well Outreach food bank nonprofit. The agency has collected several hundred pounds of food for The Well as part of its annual Free Shred Day event. Food donations are not required for participation in the Shred Day event, but they are appreciated.
“We are thankful to be able to include an opportunity for the community to donate items to The Well in coordination with our Shred Day event each year,” Chris DeBerry said. “We are looking forward to partnering with The Well again this year.”
DeBerry Insurance Agency is a locally owned business that provides comprehensive insurance packages for individuals and businesses. A licensed insurance expert from DeBerry Insurance Agency can personally work with you to find the coverage options that are right for you. For more information about DeBerry Insurance and the Free Shred Day event, visit www.DeBerryInsurance.com or call (931) 486-3300.