Get ready to shred at the Pelham Public Library

The Pelham Library will host the biannual shred event sponsored by Cintas on Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon. (Contributed)

The Pelham Library will host the biannual shred event sponsored by Cintas on Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—The Pelham Public Library is preparing to hold the popular, biannual shred event sponsored by Cintas on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon.

“The shred event is one of the most popular events that the library holds,” Pelham Public Library Adult Services Coordinator David Smith said.

Throughout the morning of Oct. 11, a Cintas truck will be parked in lot in front of the library and Pelham City Hall. People are invited to bring up to six boxes of paper of all kinds, Smith explained, adding “staples and paperclips are okay.”

CDs, DVDs, Cardboard and garbage will not be accepted for shredding.

“(Bring) your bills, anything with information you wouldn’t want in the wrong hands,” Smith said.

All paper and documents are shredded on-site, and customers can watch as they are shredded in the Cintas truck on a monitor.

“You can actually see your paper shredded on the monitor,” Smith said. “It’s really nifty.”

Cintas provides the document shredding “free of charge as a service to the community,” Smith said, and all are invited to stop by and drop off paper to be shredded.

The event is also ecofriendly as all paper shredded during the event will be recycled, Smith said.