AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Better Business Bureau of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle announced that their annual free document shredding event is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until the truck is full on Oct. 14 in the Med Center parking lot.

According to a BBB press release, residents can bring up to four boxes of paper with personal information to shred on-site. BBB recommends residents enter through the south entrance on Soncy and exit North.

Examples of documents to shred are:

  • Pre-approved credit card offers
  • Expired documents with Social Security numbers, bank or credit card account numbers on them that you no longer need to keep.

Officials encourage consumers to visit the IRS website for a records retention schedule.

The shred truck does not like:

  • Photos
  • X-rays
  • Plastic bags
  • Binder clips (paper clips and staples are OK)
  • Material that is not paper
  • Phone books
  • Magazines

BBB said that consumers should check their boxes for non-paper items before visiting the drop-off. Officials detailed that this event is free and claimed that the drive-thru service is efficient.

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