AAA, Shred-It host paper-shredding event in Niles

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – No need to feel buried by boxes of paperwork.

Shred-It and AAA were collecting papers on Friday and shredding them for free.

People were bringing old paper documents to be destroyed, that they didn’t want other people to see or that contained personal information.

Those items were destroyed on-site, and people could watch a small screen and see the papers being torn apart and cut into tiny pieces.

As many as 205 cars dropped off materials in three hours, almost setting a record for this region.

“Sometimes, we notice people want to stop the car, get out and actually go see it on the screens, see the shredding and just make sure their documents are shredded, but most of the time, what I see from people rolling through are ‘Thank yous. This is great,’ a lot of really good vibes, a lot of positivity from people who come to our shredding events,” said Jim Garrity, of AAA.

In addition to cutting up the papers, AAA passes along free information to people concerning identity theft and how to protect against it, outside of the document shredding.

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